CHECK IT OUT! Living Wage Places: Monday, 11/15 @ 5 p.m.

In 2006, the Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC) started a Living Wage Employer Certification Program. It was the first in the country and it is now becoming the foundation for a NATIONAL Living Wage movement.

This coming week of November 15th-21st is International Living Wage Week! The TCWC is excited to be partnering with the national Living Wage Network, a group of local organizations around the country, along with a national organization, Living Wage for US, to bring Living Wage Week to the United States.

There will be a national online event to launch Living Wage Week in the US and talk about Living Wage Places featuring representatives from Living Wage programs around the country. The free online event will take place on November 15th at 5pm EST and registration is open to the public at this link:

During Living Wage Week in the US, the new national living wage certification program, Living Wage for US will launch, in partnership with local programs around the country, to take on the task of raising the wage floor. In local communities around the country, there will be an emphasis on highlighting local Living Wage Certified businesses, and a public call to action to support such employers will continue the dialogue about why we need more jobs that pay a Living Wage.