JOBS & WAGES
A fair living wage is personal to me.
Growing up I watched my parents work hard and still struggle to make ends meet. As a teenager, I got off the school bus at the cafe and worked alongside my mother to help support my family.
I know I’m not the only one with a story like that.
To support working Arkansans, we need:
Expanded worker’s rights, including defending and expanding on the minimum wage increase that our community voted for
Support for small businesses and workers who are struggling because of COVID-19, and reform for the systems like unemployment that have failed our community before and during the pandemic
After school programs and early childhood care that support both kids and working parents.