(Mankato, MN) – Representative Jack Considine is pleading for public help and support to get personal care attendants a pay raise.

“Write the governor, write the speaker of the house, write Senator (Paul) Gazelka,” Considine said in an interview with Southern Minnesota News. “Please.  I need help in getting a pay raise for personal care attendants.”

Considine called the current wages for personal care attendants “disgraceful” and “immoral.”  He said the state is looking at a crisis, potential employees turned off by wages well below the poverty line.  Considine said most personal care workers are making around $11 or $12 per hour, in line with estimates from job review websites such as Payscale and GlassDoor.

“If you’re out there, please get off a letter…it is the right thing to do.  It is the moral thing to do.”


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