Seeking Justice for the Care Worker Work Force—A Short-Term Chance to Make a Long-Term Difference

By Cyndi Suarez

Over the last few years, NPQ has written about nonprofits employing workers “under conditions that keep the workers in poverty.” This is particularly prominent in certain fields, such as personal-care aides, which is on track to become the fastest-growing over the next 10 years, as the number of people in the U.S. over 65 is expected to double by 2050. A recent opinion article in US News by Ai-jen Poo, executive director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, highlights the need for “fair wages, decent working conditions and access to reproductive health care, including abortions” for care workers.

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