Residents urge Tompkins County legislators to make minimum wage a living wage

Dozens of residents rallied Monday to urge local legislators to pass a law that would require that all employers in Tompkins County pay their employees a living wage.

On Monday afternoon, the Tompkins County Workers’ Center organized a rally before the Health and Human Services Committee. There, Pete Meyers, coordinator for the Workers’ Center, handed a petition to the committee with around 3,000 signatures of people who support raising the minimum wage to a living wage in Tompkins.

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