Health care workers to protest on Tuesday

March 20, 2023

Thousands of caregivers, still reeling from three years of the pandemic, marched on the New York state capitol to protest the proposed budget. The budget includes cuts of $700 million from safety-net hospitals, raises the pay of home care workers to $3 above the minimum wage, reduces wages for consumer-directed home health aides by $4.09 an hour, and “fails to provide adequate funding increases to nursing homes as they struggle to recruit and retain staff to comply with nursing home reform laws." Read the full article.