Legislature's approval of contract amendment will raise wages for personal care attendants

March 23, 2018

State Rep. Robyn Porter, D-New Haven, applauded the legislature’s passage of a contract amendment that will raise wages, provide workers’ compensation and increase funding for training and orientation programs for approximately 8,500 personal care attendants.

Personal care attendants are dedicated workers that care for Connecticut’s disabled and elderly by helping them with bathing, dressing, grocery shopping and providing transportation.

The legislature’s passage of the contract amendment will help give workers the financial security they need to provide for their families without living paycheck to paycheck.