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We must raise minimum wage to protect society’s most vulnerable

By February 9, 2022No Comments

$15 an hour can no longer be the minimum wage target for direct care workers in 24/7 health and human services. The workforce emergency in our nation has pushed basic entry level jobs closer to $20 per hour.

24/7 direct care workers must be above the basic to account for the love, stress, and toll of caring for residents and clients in round-the-clock settings.

The new minimum wage for direct care workers needs to be $20 an hour, and $24 an hour for those working second and third shift.

Our federal and state government leaders must step up to ensure the care of our society’s most vulnerable.

Erin Kidd

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