21st Century Economy

Michigan has a rich history of innovation that built the middle class. Let’s tap that innovation once again, to be leaders in new industries while taking care of our workers. We must ensure that workers have good living wages that in turn boost the economy.

 

 Restoring the Dignity of Work

We once led the nation with the boom of the middle class’ achievement of the Michigan Dream. Today, we live in an economy that no longer works for everyday people.  It is time to restore the respect for our workforce by revoking the anti-worker Right-to-Work, reinstating the prevailing wage, and giving everyone the freedom to choose to join a union.

 

Workers’ Bill of Rights

The COVID-19 crisis proves we are only as strong as our most vulnerable.  It is clear that our economy depends on essential workers and it is critical to build an economy that works for everyone. I will advocate to provide higher wages, parental leave, and earned paid sick leave – so that no worker has to choose to go into work sick so they can pay the bills.

 

Main Street, not Wall Street

As our economy rebuilds, we must provide new and existing small businesses adequate support to ensure our communities thrive.  I will champion expanding the Small Business Relief Program, in order for us to recover from this pandemic.