Workers’ Center Certifies Two New Employers as Living Wage Bringing Total Up Over 100

(Ithaca) The Tompkins County Workers’ Center is pleased to announce that we now have certified 101 employers as being Living Wage Employers, having just recently added the latest three such employers:

The Namaste Montessori School and Strawbridge and Jahn Builders employ a total of 19 workers; this brings the total of workers, countywide and regionally, who are working for Living Wage Employers up to over 3,068 people.

The Workers’ Center initiated the Living Wage Employer Certification Program in 2006 to publicly recognize and reward those employers who pay a living wage. Any employer in the private, public, and non-profit sectors is eligible to apply. With your help, we can provide incentives for other employers in our community! Please go to to find out which employers are Living Wage-Certified, as well as to download criteria and an application form.