Workers Rally for Higher Wages

Union members marched with picket signs to protest the low wages in support of United Long Term Care Workers. Long term care workers have diligently picketed in front of the county administration building claiming that the wages are insufficient.

Long term care workers assist in caring for the elderly and disabled in their homes so that they will not have to go into nursing homes or other care facilities. There has been growth in the number of people receiving care but hours of care have been reduced.

The union representatives report, that the area has not seen an increase in wages for about four years but the cost of living is constantly rising. One of the issues that are being considered is changes with state and local government funding sources in sharing a percentage of distribution of funds. For more, read the story.

Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia.

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