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In Brief: Minimum Wage Increase Will Cost CDPA $9.3M in First Year

CDPAANYS has prepared an info brief on the first year cost of the minimum wage increase. The brief details that the minimum wage increase will result in approximately $9.3 million in costs for Consumer Directed Personal Assistance in the 2016-17 fiscal year. The minimum wage increase during this period will consist of December 31, 2016 – […]

Unprecedented Coalition Supports Minimum Wage, Calls for State Funding

For immediate Release Contact: Bryan O’Malley, 518-813-9537   Jennifer Burner Barden, 646-676-4486 Unprecedented coalition supports minimum wage, calls for State funding An unprecedented group of health, behavioral health, developmental disability providers, in addition to human services agencies throughout the state, today called on the Legislature to use recently identified additional revenues to help pay for […]

CDPAANYS to Hold Advocacy Forums in Rochester, Geneva

This Friday, November 6, CDPAANYS will be in Rochester and Geneva to discuss how consumers and workers can advocate to increase worker wages and strengthen Consumer Directed Personal Assistance through their advocacy. Consumers and personal assistants from all agencies are welcome to join. We will be at the Regional Center for Independent Living at 497 […]

WHY NOT US? CDPA workers deserve a raise too.

For years, CDPAANYS has been making the case that personal assistants need a wage increase. We have argued that the artificially low cost demanded by Medicaid payments prevents consumers from being able to hire and keep a high quality workforce because personal assistants can not afford to live on the low wages the program offers.  […]