ACTION ALERT: Ithaca City Council to Consider Countywide Living Wage, Wednesday

WHAT: Ithaca City Council is considering throwing its support behind our movement to make the Living Wage a minimum wage in Tompkins County. They will decide this at the next Council meeting. Come help us make the Minimum Wage a Living Wage! WHEN: 5:30-6:00 pm, Wednesday, December 2, RALLY next to City Hall, 108 E. […]

The Living Wage WORKS for Tompkins County Small Businesses: The Frame Shop

Emily Russell, Owner of The Frame Shop in Ithaca on becoming a Certified Living Wage Employer For business: “Being a Certified Living Wage Employer has meant lower turnover, increased business, a large applicant pool when we have had to hire, good press, and lots of community support. For the community: “We’re able to support the […]

ACTION ALERT: Cayuga Medical Center Nurses Need Your Help!!

About six months ago, a number of Registered Nurses (RNs) from Cayuga Medical Center (CMC), came to visit with the Tompkins County Workers’ Center about their desire to form a union of RNs at the main hospital in Tompkins County. After going through a number of options, including the possibility of forming an independent union, […]

Tompkins County: Fight for $15 National Day of Action

On Tuesday, November 10th, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at Bank Alley (corner of Seneca and Tioga Sts., and across the street from Starbucks) in Ithaca, NY, we will stand as and with all the underpaid Tompkins County residents who work in service and retail jobs across the board to demand a Living Wage for […]

The Living Wage WORKS for Tompkins County Small Businesses: Cinemapolis

Brett Bossard of Cinemapolis, on becoming a Certified Living Wage Employer For our business: “We looked at retention, keeping a knowledgeable and enthusiastic workforce. We have a high level of expectations for our staff. They work with the public, and need to be informed and engaged in dealing with our clientele.” For our community: “It’s […]

Workers’ Center Certifies Two New Employers as Living Wage Bringing Total Up Over 100

(Ithaca) The Tompkins County Workers’ Center is pleased to announce that we now have certified 101 employers as being Living Wage Employers, having just recently added the latest three such employers: Namaste Montessori School; 1608 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca; Strawbridge and Jahn Builders; 312 Fourth Street, Ithaca. The Namaste Montessori School and Strawbridge and Jahn Builders […]

An Assembly of Dairy and Agricultural Workers

El Centro de Trabajadores del Condado de Tompkins y el Consejo de Seguridad y Salud Ocupacional les invita a ustedes y amigos/as a este evento sobre Seguridad y Salud en el Trabajo. Para mayor información visite nuestro Blog. The Tompkins County Workers’ Center and the Council of Occupational Health and Safety invites  you and your […]

Tompkins County Democratic Committee Endorses $14.34/Hour Minimum Wage in Tompkins

(ITHACA) In a near unanimous vote more than 70 members of the Tompkins County Democratic Committee present at the quarterly Committee meeting on Monday night called on the Tompkins County Legislature to pass a local law seeking to establish the Living Wage ($14.34) as the statutory minimum wage in the County.  The Resolution called for […]

Sign Petition to Make the Minimum Wage a Living Wage ($14.34/hr) in Tompkins County!

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Ithaca Area 8th Most Expensive in Country (Economic Policy Institute)

(ITHACA) A new national study by the Economic Policy Institute ranks the greater Ithaca area (Ithaca MSA) as the 8th most expensive metropolitan area in the country for a two-parent, two-child household (more expensive than San Francisco and only a few notches below New York City). EPI’s Family Budget Calculator, which includes data for […]

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