What Workers Deserve
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Speaking of every dollar making a huge difference, this week and next week we’re chatting about the American workforce, and what I believe we deserve.
There has been a lot of talk about people not returning to the jobs they held before the pandemic, and I believe that the lack of care for workers pre-pandemic is why.
Here’s an article that explores the stories and reasons of a few restaurant workers who are choosing not to return to the industry:
I find this to be heartbreaking. I love the restaurant industry, and basically grew up in it. But when I read these stories, or talk to other former restaurant industry people I know, I get that familiar feeling-- that clench in my chest knowing how volatile the industry was, and how little protection those workers had.
But on the other hand, I don’t think it’s time for us to give up on restaurants, and the entrepreneurs who have risked everything to open them.
To me, it seems like we should be taking a step back and figuring out how to make sure every AMerican has a better life, and continue to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.
We’ll talk about it more next week, but I believe healthcare is one of the big ones. If we could make sure that every American has good healthcare without paying through the nose, whether the individual or the business, I believe that would go a long way.
We need to focus on building a social infrastructure that will allow us to support small business, entrepreneurs, trades, while still being to grow.
And we certainly can’t have a one-size fits all approach-- workers, small business owners, and big companies all have different needs, and should be able to lay claim to different resources.
I think the priority is getting people back to work in a way that makes them feel secure, successful, and like they’re living their lives with integrity and dignity.
And as Northeast Ohioans, I know we can do anything we put our minds to.
That’s why I’m running in congress-- for you, and for every other American who wants a better life.
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