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Bangs Ambulance will move forward with the unionization process after members of the company voted Oct. 9 to form the union. 

Bangs Ambulance moves forward with unionization process

By Olivia Stanzl, Staff Writer November 16, 2022
Bangs Ambulance will move forward with the unionization process after members of the company voted Oct. 9 to form the union. 
New York state officials agreed to the Ithaca Tenants Union (ITU) and the Tompkins County Workers’ Center (TCWC) request to halt evictions during the COVID-19 outbreak. The photo shows housing on South Hill.

New York state to halt evictions during COVID-19 pandemic

By Falyn Stempler, New Editor March 23, 2020
New York state officials said the state will be temporarily halting statewide evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. 
Seventh District Legislator Daniel Klein speaks at the forum held March 25 to discuss concerns regard the effects of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport expansion.

Local activists hold forum to protest airport expansion

By Sam Haut, Staff Writer March 27, 2019
A forum was held to discuss community members’ concerns surrounding the effects of the Ithaca Tompkins Regional Airport expansion.
Junior Bron Pedulla-Smith films Ashley Carman and her daughter Hailee Carman for a documentary on raising the  Tompkins County minimum wage to $15.11 per hour as part of the Tompkin’s Country Workers’ Center’s compaign.

IC students produce documentary about living wages in Ithaca

By Alyshia Korba, Contributing Writer March 5, 2019
Ithaca College students are volunteering with the Tompkins County Workers’ Center to make a documentary on the organization’s living wage campaign.
IC Students for Labor Action and the Ithaca College Contingent Faculty Union will be occupying the Peggy Ryan Williams Center to protest what it claims to be unfair labor practice against three contingent faculty members.

Contingent faculty unions holds rally to celebrate contract

By Meaghan McElroy, Staff Writer March 29, 2017
The contingent faculty unions entered bargaining sessions with the goals of job security and higher compensation, which they reached.
Members of the unions and the Tompkins County Workers Center rally at the Danby Road entrance to Ithaca College in support of the contingent faculty unions.

Students and locals rally for IC contingent faculty unions

By Meaghan McElroy, Staff Writer February 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.
Part-time, full-time contingent faculty and supporters hold protest outside of the main campus entrance on Feb. 20, 2017.

Faculty unions rally to send a message to prospective students

By Grace Elletson, News Editor February 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.
Pictured above is a previous rally held for the contingent faculty union. On Dec. 8, the union will be holding a press conference to discuss the possibility of holding  a strike vote next semester.

Faculty union to hold press conference on possible strike vote

By Grace Elletson, Assistant News Editor December 7, 2016

The Ithaca College contingent faculty union will hold a press conference Dec. 8 to announce that it will consider a strike vote next semester if an agreement is not made on contracts and pay raises, according...

On Sept. 5, the Tompkins County Workers Center and the Midstate Central Labor Council hosted the 33rd annual Labor Day picnic, with the theme Labor Rights are Civil Rights.

Commentary: Fight for labor laws coincides with fight for equality

By Robert Brown September 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.
From left, Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick and Pete Meyers, coordinator and co-founder of the  Tompkins County Workers’ Center, call for more living wage employers at the TCWC’s living wage celebration in January 2014.

Commentary: Minimum wage should be a living wage

By Carl Feuer and Pete Meyers September 9, 2015
There is a sustainable and sure solution, and that is raising the minimum wage to a living wage.
Ithaca College freshman Marissa Booker volunteered with Jumpstarts Community Plunge on Aug. 20–22. Her original service project was to petition to raise the minimum wage in Tompkins County, but requested to change projects because it went against her values.

Commentary: Volunteer work should align with personal values

By Marissa Booker August 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

By Tompkins County Workers' Center May 9, 2015
We at the Tompkins County Workers' Center support the effort of part-time faculty at Ithaca College to gain a meaningful voice at work.
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