Local labor group calls for protests Monday outside Ithaca College

The Tompkins County Workers Center has called for area supporters to picket at the entrance to Ithaca College this Monday morning, to show support for contingent faculty as they fight for “fair pay and increased job security” in labor negotiations this month.

“It’s very important that we ramp up pressure right now on Ithaca College to treat its contingent faculty fairly,” says Pete Meyers of the Tompkins County Workers Center. College administrators and faculty representatives will meet for two federally mandated bargaining sessions this week. Last week, the contingent faculty union at Ithaca College voted to approve a strike if necessary.

Protest organizers say this week is “Accepted Students Week” at Ithaca College, and a strong showing on Monday morning will be a chance to make an impression on potential new students and their parents as they visit Ithaca and the campus.

The protest will be at the Route 96B or Danby Road entrance to Ithaca College from 8:30-10am on Monday morning, February 20. Meyers asks people to email him at pete@tcworkerscenter.org or text him at 607-339-1680 if they can participate.

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