Milwaukee has a good jobs crisis. Almost 200,000 people in the metro area work hard at jobs that don’t pay enough for workers to make ends meet. Nearly one-third of Milwaukee area workers are stuck in poverty, forcing many to rely on public assistance.
Milwaukee needs living wages. We can help working families by guaranteeing that whenever corporations benefit from public resources, they create living wage jobs. As it stands now, companies make big profits taking public money, paying poverty wages, and pocketing the difference.
More money in workers’ pockets benefits our community and economy. We have a voice in how public money is used. Let’s make sure it creates good jobs.