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May 24, 2021

Frontline Heroes Deserve Fair Pay


Poverty wages for frontline workers hurts people with disabilities by causing extremely high turnover rates in the workforce that supports them. AFSCME members at community disability agencies are standing up for a desperately needed $2 wage increase in this year’s state budget—with language requiring employers to pass the raise directly to frontline workers. 

This year’s legislative session ends on May 31. AFSCME’s legislative team is working around the clock to educate lawmakers about the critical importance of higher DSP wages. We’re asking lawmakers to support a two-part solution:

Watch this video to learn more.

Take Action

There’s still time to urge legislators to help make sure wage increases go to workers. Call 844-818-0739 right now to speak to your state representative, then make sure to call your state senator right after! We'll text you the number.

It takes just a few minutes to send a critical message: “Please support a $2 raise for disability workers, with language requiring agencies to pass the raise directly to their employees."

AFSCME members who are DSPs can click here for more information.

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