Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009 | Project stabilization agreements are good for San Diego. I can speak from experience. I started working in the ironworking trade non-union. I earned $3.75 an hour for one year. As soon as I sign on with the union I started earning $12.00 an hour doing the same work. I can’t think of any other way to fix our economy than to improve our communities with higher wages and good safe jobs.
Being a part of a trade union enabled me to grow financially and be a productive citizen of our community. I started a family without having to worry how I was going to afford a place to live. Every San Diegan who works the trades should have the same opportunity as I had. Making minimum wage does not make a company more competitive nor does it help our communities. What we need is a good living wage.