Why Unions Matter: Living Wages When You Are a Building Contractor

Even when the economy is doing well and there are plenty of jobs available, jobs that pay a living wage are another matter. Unemployment rates are low at this time, but people still struggle to pay their bills and few have the savings they need to retire. In 2016, Go Banking Rates reported that 69% of Americans have less than $1,000 in savings. Despite this staggering statistic, wages continue to remain stagnant in many industries.