How this tile setter went from $25,000 a year to $70,000 a year
28-year-old Zandra John is looking forward to making $70,000 this year as a Local 7 tile-setting apprentice in New York City. Before becoming a union worker, John was a teacher's assistant bringing in about $25,000 a year. She accrued $5,000 in student loan debt and relied on food stamps and Medicaid to get by. John has worked on tile setting in the NYC subway, Hudson Yards and the new Moynihan Train Hall complex.
Mon, Mar 1 20218:55 AM EST