Today's Talk: Missouri home care workers fight for higher wages

3 years 7 months 19 hours ago Monday, May 11 2015 May 11, 2015 Monday, May 11, 2015 1:28:00 PM CDT May 11, 2015 in News
By: Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Prodcuer

JEFFERSON CITY - Missouri home care workers fought for higher wages Wednesday afternoon at a rally at the state capitol.

Those at the rally urged Missouri lawmakers to approve a raise proposed by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. The proposal would give consumers the power to set the wage for their attendants within a range of $8.50 to $10.15 per hour.

The current average wage is about $8.60 per hour.

Do you think Missouri home care owners deserve a pay raise?

Do you think a pay raise would reduce employee turnover and give more home care workers an incentive to keep their jobs?

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