Higher Expectations Week: A National Week of Action, November 13th thru 19th

The Tompkins County Living Wage Coalition will be hosting 7 showings of the new Robert Greenwald (Director of “Outfoxed” and others) movie, “Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price”. Daily showings will occur at Cinemapolis Theater on The Commons in Ithaca from the 13th through 19th at 7 p.m. In addition, there will be showings at the Trumansburg H.S., cosponsored with Back to Democracy (Trumansburg) on Wednesday, November 16th at 6:30 p.m. Showings will also take place at Cornell University and Ithaca College.

Petitions with over 5,000 signatures will be hand-delivered by a community delegation to the Ithaca Wal-Mart during the week of Higher Expectations demanding that Wal-Mart pay its employees a Living Wage.

Over 400 organizations nationwide, including the Tompkins County Living Wage Coalition, have joined Wal-Mart Watch www.walmartwatch.com and Wake Up Wal-Mart as charter
partners for Higher Expectations Week. Tens of thousands will participate in the week-long series of events, scheduled already in 29 states and the District of Columbia, with the list of partners and events growing daily.