In a recent letter, union stewards Sherry Williams and Vernetta Chester-Harp drew attention to the situation, saying, "We really earn less than a living wage. We have no sick days and people come to work sick because they can’t afford to miss a day’s pay or to go to a doctor, because we have no health insurance coverage for ourselves or family members."
Though the mainstream media rarely take notice, actions like this are an almost daily occurrence. Laundry workers. Stadium ushers. Hospital employees. All are feeling the squeeze, having more and more difficulty making ends meet. The tide may indeed be rising, but mostly it’s the yachts that are riding high.Ann Mullen contributed to News Hits, which is edited by Curt Guyette. He can be reached at 313-202-8004 or firstname.lastname@example.org