Indiana’s House Democrat Caucus released their 2015 Legislative priorities today. Among the presented issues was a focus on improving salaries and wages for Hoosiers.
House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath from Michigan City said, “With one of the nation’s best corporate tax climates, we still have not seen the lives of most Hoosiers improve, and cities and towns across Indiana are struggling to remain vibrant”
Pelath said, “We need to refocus on our struggling middle class, so that consumers have more to spend in the marketplace, workers can afford to acquire the new skills demanded by employers, and every citizen has the opportunity to take part in a world class education system of lifelong learning that begins in pre-school and finishes when a worker acquires the skills needed for his or her final job.”
INARF members are acutely aware of the impact of low wages. Direct Support Professionals consistently fall into the low wage category which results in higher turnover and poor access to services for consumers. INARF continues to advocate on behalf of the over 21,000 full-time and part-time people employed by our Members to support individuals with disabilities.
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