We are workers who do important jobs for our nation. We pick and process food for school children, greet visitors at our National Parks, clean and safeguard government buildings, sew the uniforms for our troops, haul cargo to military bases, and even answer calls when people have questions about government benefits, like Social Security.
We are the workers who are employed by private companies through federal contracts, concessions and leases. Yet, while our employers reap billions of dollars in profits from taxpayers every year, we are paid such low wages that we are unable to afford basic needs such as food, clothing, and even rent.
We are uniting to call on the federal government to stop being America’s leading poverty job creator by paying us living wages and benefits. We are fighting to make America a Good Jobs Nation once again.