Perhaps we're forgetting that Rochester is the 5th poorest city in the US (3rd by some metrics). And given that the Rochester area unemployment rate is consistently about 1% lower than the national rate, that means that the reason rochester is poor is not because there aren't jobs. It's because the jobs there are are paying poverty wages, like the fast food industry. And as Americans we're also forgetting that the only way that we've ever succeeded in fighting poverty is through the kind of organizing that these workers are doing. Striking for better pay is as American as apple pie. And it's also the best way to fight poverty in Rochester. These brave workers are leading the way toward an economy that works for all of us. They're heroes.
"Many of Brizard’s sharpest critics in Rochester speak kindly of him today."
Which critics? Present some evidence for this. Because I'm pretty sure you're just making this up.
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