Monday, 5/2: 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) Begins When: Starting May 2nd 10:30 a.m., continuing through the week (stay tuned to TCWC website for updates) Where: 214 W. State St, Ithaca (County Office for Aging, corner Albany and W. MLK/State) Open to the Public   […]

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 […]

Tompkins County in the Forefront of the Push for Raising the Minimum Wage to a Living Wage

Here’s why a Living Wage is so important for Tompkins County families. Did you know that one third of of the students in the Ithaca City School District qualify for the federal free school lunch program? That’s means their caregivers do not earn a Living Wage.  More exactly that’s less than $21,000/year for a 2-person […]

Got Living Wage? Human Services and Medicaid-Funded Workers Need One

It is incredibly important that human services and Medicaid-funded workers, as well as the larger community, speak out now in support of increasing the State Minimum Wage to $15 AND ensuring that the State provide the added funding and reimbursements to make this happen. Please speak out on this issue by texting 877877 now (put […]

League of Women Voters Forum on Living Wages: Monday, 2/22

“The New York State League of Women Voters supports a Living Wage, based on the League’s national position about meeting basic human needs. A Living Wage should provide sufficient income without government assistance, for food, clothing, housing, energy, transportation, health care, education, child care and a small amount of discretionary income.”  To help in understanding […]

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