We’ve had several requests at the Workers’ Center for information about former Cost Cutter stylist  Amber Little and her new job.  Amber is now working at A Personal Touch at 23 Cinema Drive in the Bishop’s Small Mall. The phone number is 256-6098.


On occasion, people stop by the Workers’ Center looking for job postings. Since our staff is small and our time limited, we unfortunately cannot help people locate jobs. Usually we send job-seekers off to visit the Department of Labor’s One Stop Center in Center Ithaca. Besides job listings, there are computer terminals, workshops and Real Live People who are not only amiable but knowledgeable about Unemployment, Workers’ Comp and DOL mysteries in general. Stop in for a visit.


Don’t forget about the Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition Dinner tonight at the Women’s Community Building.  (The Workers’ Center is a founding member of the Coalition.) At the dinner, we’ll be welcoming a busload of people who have been traveling around NY visiting Congresspeople as well as targeting Senator Schumer in support of comprehensive immigration reform. Delicious Cuban food, delightful music, enchanting conversation with friends and neighbors. Donations are encouraged. Please bring a drink and side dishes for yourself.

Tompkins County Immigrant Rights Coalition blog: http://tcirc.wordpress.com


Ute Ritz-Deutch’s opinion piece, printed Monday in the Ithaca Journal:



If you’d like to support some actual victims of the current US immigration policy, consider driving to Syracuse next weekend for the Presente Recognition Potluck Lunch. It will be held at the Plymouth Congregational Church at 232 E. Onondaga Street in Syracuse at 1 pm, Saturday February 27.

Freddy Mauricio Rodriquez is being forced to leave his American wife and two young children, causing them great hardship. He is scheduled to be deported in early March to his native Honduras.

Nancy Gwin, also of Syracuse, is scheduled to enter federal prison March 8 for her act of nonviolent civil disobedience to protest the School of the Americas last November. The SOA trained Salvadoran Armed Forces who killed at least 1000 civilians and were responsible for the assassination of  Archbishop Oscar Romero, four North American church women, six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her daughter in in El Salvador.

Guests are asked to bring a dish to pass (a salad, an entree, a beverage, some soup or bread) or just yourself to hear more from them, comfort them, and show your solidarity.

It helps greatly if you RSVP. Contact Pat Rector at 315 744-0943 to do so.