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2017 Living Wage Study Press Conference

Join Alternatives Federal Credit Union for the announcement of our 2017 Living Wage Study, including a panel discussion and refreshments at The Space @ Greenstar!

The panel, moderated by Karl Graham, Director of Community Relations and Development at Alternatives, will include: 
  • Eric Levine, Acting CEO, General Counsel Alternatives FCU
  • Megan Ward, A Living Wage employee 
  • Pete Meyers, Tompkins County Workers Center 
  • Beth Myers, Just Consulting, LLC
  • 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


We are hiring!!!

We have the following opportunities available.

Business Consultant and Trainer
Mortgage Loan Underwriter

To learn more and to apply, visit: http://www.alternatives.org/employment.html

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Laurie and Zoe Hill

Our family's strongest connection to Alternatives started at the Student Credit Union branch at Fall Creek Elementary School. Zoe started as a Saver and I as a Teller five years ago. Zoe is a regular depositor. I started putting money into my savings account on a more regular basis when we realized that it would be a good place to have a vacation account - one we didn't have a debit card or checkbook for. We saved enough for a trip to Zurich to visit friends on sabbatical and then the fast train to Paris.

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