Treat workers with dignity and respect

Kevin PattersonMy Plan for PhoenixLeave a Comment

Treat workers with dignity and respect

When you walk into your workplace, you expect to be treated with dignity and respect, and given constructive, not disparaging criticism, for mistakes. I will use the skills I have learned in my career to build an organizational management style that ensures people valued and appreciated, not just because it is the right thing to do, but knowing that our City will be more productive.

The opposite is true when a person is treated poorly; personal engagement and quality of work suffers, and in the City of Phoenix, too much is on the line to let that happen. We have many City employees who give their lives to public service, helping Phoenix run efficiently, and keep us safe. When we disrespect them, tell them they are overpaid and undeserving, and demonize their labor rights, we create a disenfranchised workforce where productivity declines, and we all suffer.

District 6 has been a consistent voice for the privatization of City services, as well as the demoralization and demonization of City employees. I have met these folks, and they are not out to steal from the City’s coffers. They just want to be treated with dignity and respect from their leadership, and I promise that I will restore  this relationship in District 6.