Home care workers target Salamanca for pulling support of No More Act 24 bill


New York currently faces the worst home care workforce shortage of all 50 states with more than 40% of the state’s home care workers living in or near poverty due to chronically low wages and 57% relying on public assistance, according to a March 2021 CUNY report.

A large chunk of New York City’s home care workers live in City Councilmember Rafael Salamanca Jr.’s South Bronx district, and last week, a group of home care workers denounced the councilmember’s revoked support for a City Council bill that would end the 24-hour workday for home attendants, mandating that all 24-hour shifts be split into two 12-hour shifts while also capping the maximum number of hours worked for home attendants to 50 hours per week.

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