Friday, March 6, 2009
David West says that more jobs aren't all that we need; they need to be quality jobs
David West, the executive director of Puget Sound Sage, wrote in a recent Seattle Post Intelligencer editorial that "'more jobs' isn't the answer. We need more quality jobs that pay the kinds of wages and provide the kinds of benefits that sustain workers and their families -- that don't simply run them into a deeper and more humiliating working poverty." He says that stimulus funding should be used for transportation, weatherization, and green job training for low income workers, and he's also calling on local elected officials to adopt a Clean and Safe Ports Agreement and to support CBAs.