City Workers Deserve $15 an Hour

Here’s my Labor Day message for New Orleans’ elected leaders and everyone running for office this year: stand with workers like me who are fighting for the wages we need to raise our families with dignity. My coworkers and I are doing essential work for the City of New Orleans, and we should be paid like it.

Who will build, manage and maintain our future?

Our future ability to perform day-to-day errands, let alone recover from storms and weather disruptions, relies on malfunctioning infrastructure in desperate need of repairs and improvements. We need to be training that workforce now.