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2017 Living Wage Study Press Conference

Alternatives Federal Credit Union will release the results of its biennial Living Wage Study on Friday, August 18, 2017. A news conference will be held from 10:00am - 12:00pm at The Space at GreenStar, 700 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca, NY. 

Karl Graham, Director of Community Relations and Development at Alternatives, will announce the updated figures that represent a Living Wage for the Tompkins County area. Karl will be joined by a panel of speakers including: 
  • Eric Levine, Acting CEO, General Counsel Alternatives FCU
  • Megan Ward, A Living Wage employee 
  • Pete Meyers, Tompkins County Workers Center 
  • Deb Dietrich, ED of OAR (a small not for profit that works with formerly incarcerated people) a Certified Living Wage Employer
We hope you'll join us for this announcement, which has a significant impact on many different businesses and individuals throughout the Ithaca community.
Alternatives released the first Living Wage Study in 1994 and has updated the study biennially. The study was originally done for internal use by Alternatives, but its release to the public was encouraged by Alternatives’ Board of Directors. It has stimulated important discussion about the meaning of earning a Living Wage and provided a benchmark for others in the county to use.

For more information, contact: kgraham@alternatives.org

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