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Home care workers call on lawmakers to pass laws for higher wages and training

By Fox Illinois  
   March 30, 2023

Illinois home care workers and seniors are calling on the General Assembly to pass legislation that would increase pay to $18 per hour and new paid training programs. It was just a few hours ago that home care workers from across the state were here in the Capitol rotunda. They’re calling on state lawmakers to pass legislation to increase their pay. Terrie Powell has been a home care worker in East St. Louis for the past ten years. Although she loves her job, there needs to be changes. “I love my clients, they’re amazing. However, we just do not get enough money for what we do," Powell said. There are two pieces of legislation that home care workers are looking for the general assembly to pass. The first one would raise the minimum wage to $18 per hour. The current rate is set at $15.45.

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