Providing a living wage for personal care attendants
State Rep. Mike D’Agostino led House passage of a historic contract amendment that will raise wages, provide workers’ compensation and increase funding for training and orientation programs for approximately 8,500 personal care attendants. This will help give homecare workers the financial security they need to provide for their families without living paycheck to paycheck.
Increasing the financial security of homecare workers
The state’s personal care attendants take care of our elderly and our disabled, helping them with everyday tasks such as grooming, dressing, grocery shopping and transportation. It’s time for us to take care of them. By raising their wages and providing workers’ compensation and overtime, we can ensure they have the resources needed to provide for their families.