Verizon CEO is Cornell Trustee: SATURDAY, May 28: March and Rally in Ithaca

If you are concerned about growing inequality, the decline of the middle class and economic gains concentrated in the top 1 percent then it’s time to lend your voice to a worker struggle that exemplifies these issues. Please join the Tompkins County Workers’ Center and hundreds of striking CWA (Communication Workers of America) Verizon workers […]

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 […]

Where’s OUR $2.50? Minimum Wage Increase is Great but Upstate Needs a Living Wage Too!

(ITHACA) The Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC) applauds today’s historic decision to increase wages of the lowest paid NYS workers putting them closer to a Living Wage. Increasing the minimum wage upstate to only $12.50 (in five years), ​compared to $15 in the rest of the State, ​​​​however, is extremely disappointing. It repudiates the promise […]

David Rovics in Benefit Concert for Workers’ Center Fight for $15 Campaign

Saturday, March 26: 7 PM (social hour), concert from 8 to 10 PM @ First Unitarian Society of Ithaca (corner of  N. Aurora and E. Buffalo Sts. in Ithaca). Suggested donation $10-$15-$20, no one turned away for lack of funds. Free snacks; beer and wine will be available for a donation A night of community […]

Tompkins County Workers’ Center Certifies the Town of Enfield as Living Wage Bringing Total Up to 104

(Ithaca) The Tompkins County Workers’ Center is pleased to announce that we have now certified 104 employers as being Living Wage Employers, having just recently added the Town of Enfield on the western border of Tompkins County. The Town of Enfield employs a total of 22 workers. This brings the total of workers, countywide, who […]

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