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Accuracy • Independence • Integrity

December 14, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Local activists hold forum to protest airport expansion

By | Mar 27, 2019

A forum was held to discuss community members’ concerns surrounding the effects of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport expansion.

IC students produce documentary about living wages in Ithaca

By | Mar 5, 2019

Ithaca College students are volunteering with the Tompkins County Workers’ Center to make a documentary on the organization’s living wage campaign.

Contingent faculty unions holds rally to celebrate contract

By | Mar 29, 2017

The contingent faculty unions entered bargaining sessions with the goals of job security and higher compensation, which they reached.

Students and locals rally for IC contingent faculty unions

By | Feb 24, 2017

Students from Ithaca College and members of the Tompkins County Workers’ Center rallied for the second time this week to support the contingent faculty unions.

Faculty unions rally to send a message to prospective students

By | Feb 20, 2017

Students held a sit-in to support contingent faculty at Ithaca College, while the Tompkins County Workers’ Center held a rally outside on Feb. 20.

Faculty union to hold press conference on possible strike vote

By | Dec 7, 2016

The Ithaca College contingent faculty union will hold a press conference Dec.

Commentary: Fight for labor laws coincides with fight for equality

By | Sep 14, 2016

The legacy of American slavery continues through an unbroken legacy of policies and practices that ensure a marginal place for black people in the country’s economic life, and requires comprehensive remediation.

Commentary: Minimum wage should be a living wage

By , | Sep 9, 2015

There is a sustainable and sure solution, and that is raising the minimum wage to a living wage.

Commentary: Volunteer work should align with personal values

By | Aug 25, 2015

People should volunteer because they want to make a difference that reflects their hopes and their ideals.

Commentary: Workers’ Center supports adjunct unionization

We at the Tompkins County Workers’ Center support the effort of part-time faculty at Ithaca College to gain a meaningful voice at work.

Workers debate over NY state’s minimum wage for tipped employees

By | Oct 8, 2014

The New York state minimum wage for tipped employees makes getting by increasingly difficult, Eric Byrd, a tipped worker at a local pizza place, said.

Workers’ Center pushes for higher minimum wage

By | Jan 31, 2014

Community members, local government officials and business owners gathered on Jan. 29 at the Tompkins County Workers’ Center to celebrate recent achievements for living wages in Ithaca.