Reed, Warren


Warren Reed is a veteran of the U.S. Marines Corps, 2nd Battalion and a member of SEIU’s Stand for Security Campaign, which represents 40,000 security officers across the country.

Inequality Diminishes America's Freedom

By Warren Reed

One thing has become disturbingly clear during the country’s anemic economic recovery. Middle-income jobs are disappearing, and they’re not coming back.

The corresponding decline of America’s middle class is something that should concern the entire nation, but as a military veteran, this development directly impinges on essential American freedoms, freedoms that I helped to safeguard during my eight years with the U.S. Marine Corps, 2nd Battalion.

Most of the growth in the recent economic recovery has been due to the growth in low-wage jobs.

But how free are you when you’re paid poverty wages? Not very free at all.