Raises for home care workers approved

March 22, 2018

By an overwhelming vote, the legislature has voted to approve a contract that raises wages, increases holiday pay and provides workers' compensation for thousands of private sector, personal-care assistants who are directly employed by their elderly and disabled clients, but paid through state and federal programs.

These workers help our loved ones stay in their homes and I am proud to support this fair contract. The House voted 127 to 16 for final passage of the contract negotiated on behalf of the workers by the New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, with a PCA Workforce Council created under legislation passed in 2012 with the support of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The Senate vote was 32-0.

Raising personal care attendants’ wages is good for the workers, their clients, and our economy.

For more on this important story, read this CT Mirror news article.

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