In 1994, Alternatives Credit Union did its first Living Wage Study to address internal staff concerns about compensation levels. Rather than looking at what competitors paid, or what the statutory minimum wage was, the Credit Union wanted to look at what it took to support a person above the poverty level. It has continued to update this study every two years.

Recent studies

2017

Living Wage 2017 Press Release

Living Wage Study 2017 Notes

Living Wage Study 2017 

2015

Living Wage Study 2015 Notes

Living Wage Study 2015

2013

Living Wage 2013 Press Release

Living Wage 2013 Chart

Living Wage 2013 Notes

2011

Living Wage 2011 Press Release

Living Wage 2011 Chart

Living Wage 2011 Notes

Living Wage links

ACORN | livingwagecampaign.org

Community organizing group that supports living wage movements.

Economic Policy Institute | epi.org

Research group that supports the living wage movement.

Responsible Wealth | responsiblewealth.org

A program of United for a Fair Economy made up of the wealthiest people in America. Information about living wage movements.

United For a Fair Economy | faireconomy.org

A "movement support" organization to provide media capacity, economic literacy education, and training resources to organizations and individuals who work to address the widening income and asset gap in our country.

Worker's Center | tclivingwage.org

Previously called The Living Wage Coalition, the Worker's Center advocates for a living wage in Tompkins County and also supports a Living Wage Employer Certification program.

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