Tuesday Talk: Unions and Quality Care for Children, Seniors
Providing affordable, high quality in-home early child care and in-home adult care are among Minnesota’s two major public policy priorities. Minnesota will need more than 50,000 new home care workers over the next ten years to care for seniors and people with disabilities, according to DEED. Meanwhile, many Minnesota families are priced out of early childcare options. Both fields currently offer little pay, benefits and on-going training, making it hard to retain a qualified workforce.
Workers now providing these in-home services feel labor unions will help improve training and compensation.
What do you think is a practical solution to this issue?