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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 – […]

#15AndFunding – Email Governor Cuomo TODAY to fight for $15/hr for workers in CDPA!

CLICK HERE TO EMAIL GOVERNOR CUOMO!  The #15AndFunding Campaign is building momentum and we need your support! With over 50 organizations in support, including CDPAANYS, we are showing the broad support of human services and Medicaid sector for increasing the minimum wage for all low-wage workers and for this increase to be fully funded for […]

“What about us?” People with disabilities and workers rally to ask why they don’t get $15/hr

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “What about us?” People with disabilities and workers rally to ask why they don’t get $15/hr As Governor Cuomo’s wage board convened in New York City to determine whether or not to raise the wage to $15/hour for fast food workers, people with disabilities, seniors and their home care workers gathered outside […]

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.  […]

Governor’s wage board ignores State role in low wages

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information: Bryan O’Malley, Executive Director info@cdpaanys.org Workers, consumers and representatives of fiscal intermediaries in the State’s Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Program (CDPA) are expressing disbelief today as Governor Cuomo cites the great President Franklin D. Roosevelt to call for a raise in the fast food industry, while ignoring the State’s […]

On Tuesday, March 24, make 3 calls to protect CDPA!

Consumer Direction saves the State over $50 million per year; but the state is allowing managed care companies to put the program at risk with unsustainable cuts! Fiscal intermediaries are being reimbursed less than they were in 2006.  This means that thousands of personal assistants have been working without a raise since 2006. Tens of […]

Wal-Mart set to pay more than Medicaid?

An interesting story was published today, titled “Wal-Mart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise.” By February of next year, Wal-Mart will begin base pay at $10/hour. This means that starting wage at Wal-Mart, an employer who has received a great deal of negative press as a company that pays notoriously low wages, will be the same, or […]