Creating Our Sustainable Future: Living Wage Visioning Contest

(ITHACA) The Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC), with support from the Sustainable Tompkins Neighborhood Mini-Grant Program, announces its first-ever “Living Wage Visioning Contest“.  The Contest is open to Tompkins County residents or non-residents 17 years or older who work in the County.  (The current Tompkins County Living Wage for a single individual is $14.34/hour assuming […]

CALL TO ACTION: SWEAT Bill in NYS Legislature to Stop Wage Theft

Almost six years ago, a young woman, Ana Ottoson, working at the Green Cafe in Collegetown in Ithaca, brought to our attention at the that a number of her coworkers from Central America and Mexico were being severely cheated out of their wages. We quickly got in touch with our contacts at the NYS Dept […]

Cornell Graduate Employees, Cornell Administration Ink Election Pact

Agreement Is Significant Step Toward Historic Election for Graduate Employees at Private University [Taken from Cornell Graduate Students Union website] ITHACA, N.Y.—The labor union for graduate employees at Cornell University, Cornell Graduate Students United, announced today it has signed an agreement (link is external) with the Cornell administration that sets out a clear path for […]

Verizon CEO Protest March and Rally in Ithaca Saturday CANCELLED: Unions and Verizon Reach Agreement

Saturday’s march and rally organized by the Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC) and the CWA (Communication Workers of America) in support of striking union members at Verizon has been called off as the unions and Verizon have come to “an agreement in principle” on a new contract. The CWA is pleased with the agreement. According […]

Saturday, 11-5: National Kids and Families Day of Action: Join TCWC to Stand Against Verizon’s Corporate Greed!

Please join the Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC) as we stand together against corporate greed and in support of middle class jobs in solidarity with workers from CWA (Communications Workers of America) who are on strike at Verizon. Their battle is our battle too and they need our help. (See fact sheet here.) Less than […]

Workers’ Center Certifies Two New Living Wage Employers: The History Center in Tompkins County and IBEW Local #241

(Ithaca) The Tompkins County Workers’ Center is pleased to announce that it has now recognized 107 area businesses and organizations as Certified Living Wage Employers, with the addition of an historic non-profit and an anchor union in the Ithaca community, and the nine workers at these organizations. The History Center in Tompkins County traces its […]

Tuesday, May 24th @ 8:30: NLRB Hearings to Resume Thru Day: CMC Nurses Federal ‘Unfair Labor Practices’ Hearing Begins

What: National Labor Relations Board Hearing Against Cayuga Medical Center (CMC) for federal Unfair Labor Practices (ULPs) Continues Where: 214 W. State St, Ithaca (County Office for Aging, corner Albany and W. MLK/State) When: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 24th. Open to the Public Come support our nurses! See details below about CMC […]

Town of Dryden Endorses Push for a Countywide Living Wage

The Dryden Town Board, by a unanimous 5-0 vote, has called on the Tompkins County Legislature to move toward establishing the Living Wage as the Minimum Wage for all employees working within the county borders.  The vote took place at the Dryden Town Board meeting on Thursday, April 21st. The Town of Dryden  is the […]

Stand with Striking Verizon Workers: Tuesday, 4/26 (12-2) in Ithaca

Who/What: We, the Community and Striking Verizon Workers Where: Verizon Store @ Tops Plaza on Meadow Street in Ithaca [parking easily accessible throughout Tops Plaza] When: Tuesday, April 26th, from 12-2 p.m. Please join the Tompkins County Workers’ Center in our show of support and solidarity with workers from the Communications Workers of America who […]

May Day Movie Screening on Temp Work Tragedy

FILM SHOWING OF ‘A DAY’S WORK‘; SUNDAY, MAY 1st, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. @ Cinemapolis, 120 E. Green Street, Ithaca Suggested Donation $10, no one will be turned away for lack of funds Including audience discussion with the filmmaker, Dave DeSario and OSHA Compliance Specialist, Ron Williams, at conclusion of film. Recently, Carlos Gutierrez, Safety […]

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