A bill raising wages for Illinois home care workers to $15/hour has passed the Illinois House and Senate, although its chances of being signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) are reportedly slim.
PHI works to improve the lives of people who need home or residential care--by improving the lives of the workers who provide that care.
In a statement recognizing that May is Older Americans Month, PHI President Jodi M. Sturgeon called on state and federal policymakers to "allocate funding to improve training and compensation for America's direct-care workers."
The Supreme Court on May 2 turned away a legal challenge filed by the International Franchise Association over Seattle's $15 minimum wage law, a move that has implications for some home care agencies in the city.