D.A. Roehrig has been a Detroit city worker for three years, during a time when the city has slashed services and discarded workers.
Like other workers of his generation, he attended community college when he could, and he worked whatever short-term jobs he could find. From cleaning hospital rooms to clearing snow, from mowing lawns, landscaping and utilizing his "green thumb" at his current job for the city — and always for low wages.
He is a true representative of this generation of younger workers who are offered jobs that are almost always for low pay and often only part-time.
He stands for a working class policy, whose aim is that every worker, including all those young workers, should have a job and decent pay.
He stands for a policy that would spend public money on public services, the schools and colleges, and not use it to bail out the banks or throw it away in destructive wars.