Founded in 1966 by Roy H. Park, Sr., the founder, chairman, and CEO of Park Communications, Park Foundation provides more than $18 million in grants annually for higher education, media, environment, animal welfare and human services. Of the Foundation’s decision to seek Living Wage Certification, executive director Jon Jensen notes that “While the Foundation has […]
In early 2017 a new bar opened in downtown Ithaca, New York, committed from the outset to ensure all employees a Living Wage. The Watershed (GDAM Industries, Inc.), located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Street a block off The Commons near the State Theater, is a bar and social gathering space specializing in conversational atmosphere […]
The Tompkins County Workers Center is pleased to offer OSH (Occupational Health and Safety) training for low wage and vulnerable workers in March 2018. This interactive training will cover tools to better understand different things at work that can hurt us (hazards), how hazards affect our bodies, strategies to eliminate or manage hazards at work, […]
Michael Blodgett and his partner, with his daughter Ashley and her partner and child, live in Dryden, New York. In this 2-minute video they explain on just WHY they need a Living Wage.
The Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC), the first organization in the United States to pioneer a Certified Living Wage Employer program, is helping to launch a nationwide network of Living Wage Certifiers. The network, composed of Living Wage Certification programs from around the country that recognize employers who pay a Living Wage, significantly impacts the […]