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Times Union: Low wages seen as major roadblock to hiring medical caregivers

The Albany Times Union published an article today on the impact that low wages have on individuals and families’ ability to hire personal assistants through CDPA. Data is sourced from CDPAANYS’ report on wages that is  being released at a press conference this morning. New study shows that personal assistants hired through Medicaid program quit because […]

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 – […]

FLSA and Consumers’ Obligations

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) has been in place for a six months, effective today. We still do not know a lot about what its impact on CDPA will be. But, it is worthwhile looking at what we do know and examining the obligations the rule puts not just on fiscal intermediaries, but on […]

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 […]

2016 Budget and Legislative Agenda

CDPAANYS 2016 Budget and Legislative Agenda Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) is a rapidly growing and integral part of the community based long term supports and services system, different from traditional community-based long term services in that it gives primary control of the everyday operation of the service to the consumer instead of an agency.  […]

Lobby Day – February 8, 2016

CDPAANYS would like to thank everyone who traveled to Albany to participate in Legislative Day with New York Association on Independent Living. We recognize that many of you were up at 3 AM and traveled from as far away as Buffalo and Long Island to advocate for $15AndFunding ‬and Fair Pay for CDPA. We are now following […]

#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 […]

CDPAANYS Legislative Day – February 8, 2016 – Save the Date!

WHAT: CDPAANYS and NYAIL Joint Legislative Day WHEN: Monday, February 8, 2016 WHERE: The Well, Legislative Office Building (LOB), Albany — Please mark your calendars and save the date.  Further details will be forthcoming. Your participation in this fight is critical to its success.

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 […]

FLSA Decision: Court Rules In Favor of USDOL

On Friday morning, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia upheld the federal Department of Labor’s revisions to the “companionship exemption” under the Federal Labor Standards Act. Home Care Association of America v. Weil, (D.C. Circuit, Aug. 21, 1015). Those revisions remove the companionship exemption from federal minimum wage and overtime […]