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Direct-Care Workers in the News

September 17, 2014

In recent weeks, numerous media outlets have published articles about issues relevant to the direct-care workforce.

On September 15, Fortune published an article explaining why home care jobs remain among the lowest-paid in the country even as demand for home care workers is booming. The article quotes PHI Policy Research Director Abby Marquand.

The American Prospect ran an opinion piece by Paul Osterman on September 9, a professor at MIT‘s Sloan School of Management, about successful job training models, including Cooperative Home Care Associates, a PHI affiliate.

The American Prospect also published a commentary on September 8 by two university professors criticizing the Supreme Court’s June decision in the case Harris v. Quinn. The authors argue that the decision, which weakens the ability of certain home care worker unions to collect dues, harms consumers just as much as it does workers.

On August 17, the Gazette of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, published an in-depth article on the high turnover rates in Iowa’s nursing homes, promoting several responses from prominent long-term care stakeholders in Iowa.

— by Matthew Ozga

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