Speaker Profile

Gwendolyn Beasley

Gwendolyn Beasley served the City of Detroit for 34 years as a clerk at the Detroit Public Library. Over three decades, Gwendolyn made concessions and took wage freezes with the assurance that her modest pension would be there for her in retirement. Under the "Grand Bargain," Gwendolyn would see her modest $1300 a month pension cut by more than six percent after already losing her city-funded health care. Gwendolyn represents an entire generation of Detroiters who worked hard, played by the rules, and how now are facing devastating cuts to their livelihood.