Tag: livable wage

Americans still dream for a livable wage

The following article appeared as part of the Labor Voices series in the Detroit News. It was authored by UAW Vice President Jimmy Settles. Strong communities are based upon a workforce that earns livable wages and benefits. Well-paying jobs are the basic building blocks for creating well-established homes, communities and securing our country’s economic future. Detroit’s economy was at its best when full-time, good-paying jobs were plentiful. When people had the means the tax base was higher, communities were clean and safe, and small businesses flourished as more people had the necessary resources to invest in the upkeep of their ... Read more