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Happy Labor Day! This is actually a happy day for labor.
The last decade has shown a major upheaval in collective bargaining, attacking unions, and in reducing worker’s compensation in Wisconsin.
We lived in the community built by Mr. D.C. Everest. I saw first hand how great jobs with good health and retirement benefits can raise families out of poverty. But life wasn’t always so easy.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1.6 million workers – or 1.9% of all hourly wage, non-self-employed workers – earned wages at or below the federal minimum wage in 2019.
For parents in the workforce who do not receive paid family leave, the important first months with baby can be cut short due to financial hardship.
During my working life, the only “good” jobs I have had were union represented.