COPS / Metro: March for JOBS & Freedom Is Still Relevant

On the heels of a successful campaign to raise the wages of San Antonio’s lowest paid public workers, COPS / Metro leaders Fr. Steven Gamez and Sr. Consuelo Tovar assert that the March on Washington for JOBS and Freedom is still relevant today.

“Everyone working a full-time job ought to be able to raise a family with dignity and opportunity, and not be dependent on public assistance. As taxpayers, we insist that our public resources be used to foster shared prosperity and not to perpetuate poverty…..

The Rev. Martin Luther King said it best in his last speech: “It is a crime for people to live in this rich nation and receive starvation wages.”

Let’s honor his life and legacy by addressing this economic and moral contradiction now.”

Tax Dollars Should Support Living Wages, San Antonio Express News [pdf]