In a recent op-ed in the Huffington Post, Sean McGarvey, the President of North America's Building Trades Unions, warns that the U.S. attitude towards blue collar workers, perpetuated by many politicians’ white-collar background, will eventually cost these workers their livelihoods and voice in the national arena. “The interests of those who toil in the blue collar occupations, or the so-called 'dirty jobs,' will be cast aside because of a destructive cultural bias that views white collar professions as more representative of innovation in the marketplace, and thus more worthy of policy and legal protections,” he writes. McGarvey uses prevailing wage laws as an illustrative example, breaking down how supporting blue-collar workers is essential to a good economy. Read the full article here.
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