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Direct Care Workers

6 Key Facts Everyone Should Know About the Federal Court Case for Home Care Workers

Robert Espinoza | Posted 05.05.2015 | Politics
Robert Espinoza

This week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will hear arguments on whether the Labor Department has the authority to extend minimum wage and overtime protections to workers who provide home care assistance to elders and people with disabilities. This federal court case affects all of us.

How to Fix the Economy: Going Beyond GDP and Politics as Usual

Riane Eisler | Posted 01.12.2015 | Politics
Riane Eisler

This is the time for forward-looking measures. We cannot fix the economy based on measures such as GDP that look at our world through a rearview mirror.

Celebrate National Nursing Assistants Week by Giving R-E-S-P-E-C-T Year-Round

Carla Washington | Posted 08.16.2014 | Impact
Carla Washington

At a time when the U.S. population is growing older rapidly, we need to show direct care workers more respect if we want to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of qualified, trained people to provide high-quality care

Why Direct Care Worker Wages Are Key to Closing the Gender Wage Gap

Jessica Brill Ortiz | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Jessica Brill Ortiz

Despite decades of advocacy by dedicated direct care workers and other visionary leaders, care work is still seen by too many Americans as somehow "less than" other forms of work.

The State of the Direct Care Worker

Carla Washington | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Carla Washington

Another recurring theme in President Obama's State of the Union address was that progress in America does not stand still -- and neither should our efforts to ensure that direct care workers share in the fruits of the American dream.

The New Face of Our Economy

Jessica Brill Ortiz | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Jessica Brill Ortiz

Even if we put aside the moral argument for supporting direct care workers, it's in our national interest to better compensate and support these hardworking people who do so much to help the rest of us. The challenges confronting this workforce send shock waves throughout our economy.

Staying Bedbug-Free in the Direct Care Industry

Michael Colongione | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Michael Colongione

While there are no cure-alls for staying 100 percent bedbug free, there are steps to take to stay educated and aware to feel a little bit better about protecting yourself and your family while serving those in need.

Health Care Greed Lobby Needs Visit From Seal Team 6

Paul Kleyman | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics
Paul Kleyman

Costs need to be controlled. That will take a president and national leadership being Osama-decisive in the health care Situation Room.