Today, Nebraska Appleseed Executive Director Rebecca Gould released the following statement on LB 943, LB 955, and LB 956, which were introduced in the Legislature and are aimed at protecting Nebraska’s working families.
“Hard work is one of Nebraska’s foundational values, however, the economy has changed and left too many hard-working Nebraska families behind. LB 943, LB 955, and LB 956 each are a step toward rebuilding Nebraska’s middle class and safeguarding the ability of working Nebraskans to care for and provide for their families,” Gould said. “These common-sense policies ensure that Nebraska will be a place where hard work pays and restores our workers’ ability to make a decent living and provide security to their families.”
“Nebraska boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and one of the highest rates of parents participating in the workforce. Yet, low wages and some workplace policies risk the stability of our working families,” Gould said. “Our state is strongest when families are secure, and these bills would do much to make sure parents can earn a reasonable wage for an honest day’s work and achieve the upward mobility that has been lost to many families in today’s economy.”