Speaking out for a better path forward:
As employers, we know first-hand that decent jobs (e.g. higher wages, paid sick days, fair scheduling) mean more engaged employees who stay longer. They make organizations more productive by lowering costs associated with staff turnover.
Household spending and consumer confidence are pillars of our economy – everyone does better when people have disposable income and time to call their own. And we’ve seen what happens to our businesses and organizations, and to the local economy, when decent jobs disappear from our communities.
That’s why investing in our employees is not only an investment in the long-term success of our businesses – it’s an investment in our communities and the economy. It just makes good business sense.