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

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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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