Join the Workers’ Center and the Finger Lakes Move On Council Tuesday, March 15th @ 5 p.m. Outside Tompkins Public Library Attacks on workers and public programs are escalating in Wisconsin and in Washington, DC. We have to stand up to Defend the Dream! So on Tuesday/today, March 15th, from 5-6 p.m. at the Tompkins […]
(Editor’s Note: This past summer, Pastor Rich Rose of the First Baptist Church in Ithaca received an email from an organization, Cultural Homestays International, indicating that they were looking for someone to put up 7 women from China and Moldova who would be working over the summer as Housekeepers at the Holiday Inn in Ithaca.
Big news for food service workers in New York: the tipped minimum wage has now been increased to $5.00 per hour. This decreases the tip credit to $2.25 an hour. As always, most workers in New York should be receiving at least $7.25 per hour, the Federally-mandated minimum wage. The Wage Order is long anticipated […]
With little or no fanfare, the NYS Senate passed the Wage Theft Prevention Act on June 30. They sent it to the Assembly that same day and then… nothing happened.
Today is the day that all of us should reflect on the crime that almost never goes punished: wage theft. Interfaith Worker Justice has a page on its website describing some of the actions IWJ affiliates are planning. Earlier this week, I posted a bit about a wage theft case involving immigrant workers mistreated while […]