Members of Congress Search for Answers to Workers’ Concerns

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

Image credit: Dawn Uhl-Zifilippo/WDET

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.  

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