Bronx senior care workers ask Bloomberg administration for pay increase
Senior care workers in the Bronx took to the steps of City Hall to demand a pay increase.
According to the workers, it has been five years since they have received a pay increase. Officials say most people caring for the elderly in the Bronx make an average salary of less than $25,000 a year. Some workers say the low pay is causing a staffing crisis because the most qualified workers are quitting.
Members of the aging services workforces, along with help from city council leaders, are asking the Bloomberg Administration to give them a cost of living adjustment that could cost the city $3 million over the next two years. Council members leading the effort say they are hoping to see the money for pay increases put into the city's 2005 budget.