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The River Hudson Valley Newsroom Reports on Wage Mandate, HCA Concerns

In a report by The River Hudson Valley Newsroom, HCA raised concerns that a newly proposed wage mandate “created a requirement for salary with no clarity on how that was ultimately going to be covered,” says HCA President Al Cardillo. “HCA proposed a separate plan that would have used state funds, including federal COVID-19 relief funds, to make direct payments to all types of providers for wage increases and other worker supports, like child care and transportation.”

“Investing in the workforce does have a return on investment economically and in quality of life in the community and for the workforce. It’s long overdue,” Cardillo says.