Members of Congress Search for Answers to Workers’ Concerns

U.S. Rep. Dingell (D-MI) says listening sessions find workers in fear of job losses, low pay, lack of health insurance.

A Michigan Congresswoman says numerous workers in the state tell her they are living in a climate of uncertainty and fear.

President Trump was propelled into the White House in large part by pledging to bring outsourced jobs back to the U.S. and make Michigan, in particular, the world’s hub for manufacturing.

U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) warned Democrats during the presidential campaign that Trump’s vow was playing well with many Michigan workers.

Once a reliable Democratic stronghold, Trump was able to turn Michigan red.

Now some members of Congress, including Dingell, are holding forums with labor leaders and academics across the country, trying to take a snapshot of how well certain workers are doing in the current economy.

Dingell tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter that many workers appear worried.


Click on the audio link above to hear the full interview


  • Quinn Klinefelter is a Senior News Editor at 101.9 WDET. In 1996, he was literally on top of the news when he interviewed then-Senator Bob Dole about his presidential campaign and stepped on his feet.