Eye on NY: With direct care workers getting a raise, NY human services workers want one too

The Restore Opportunity Now coalition is urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state legislative leaders to allocate necessary funding that will allow human services workers — employees who provide child care, assist the homeless, handle foster care and direct legal services — to earn a living wage. Like direct care workers, human services workers feel they are “underpaid and undervalued,” the coalition said. The main reason they’re seeking support from the state, though, is because of the $15 minimum wage adopted last year. Read more here.