Thursday, July 9, 2015

Letter: DSPs Deserve Higher Wages

Sharing a Letter to the Editor of Albany Times Union. Wish more families and individuals we support would contact their legislators at the state and federal levels about this issue. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's wage board is selectively considering a minimum wage increase to fast-food workers. The cost of this proposed mandate would be paid for by the private sector, not from the state's budget. New York currently funds direct care professionals who work for agencies that serve developmentally disabled individuals and are paid close to minimum wage. Their job is significantly more challenging and contributing to society

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