Home Care Workers Want Pay Increases

home care union workersHome care workers in the Lake Area and across the state are calling for more pay. According to the Missouri Home Care Union, the average wage of home care workers in Missouri $8.60 an hour. Some want to see that increase to $11.00 an hour. Supporters say the industry’s turnover rate is too high because the pay is too low. Right now, the Missouri Home Care Union is negotiating with the Quality Home Care Council in an effort to increase wages. Some are also asking Governor Nixon to get involved and help resolve the issue.

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