Proposed CNA Pay Act
Democratic lawmakers State Rep. Lisa Subeck (D-Madison) and Jonathan Brostoff (D-Milwaukee) have drafted a legislative package of three bills designed to boost paid caregivers in Wisconsin. According to Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions, WALA Lobbyist, Wisconsin is facing a significant shortage of caregivers, with an estimated 11,500 vacant care positions. A recent report and testimony from experts on the shortage point to worker pay and cost/access to training as contributing factors. To ensure Wisconsin's most vulnerable residents receive high quality care, Wisconsin needs to act swiftly to address the shortage of nursing aides by passing the CNA Pay Act, increasing wages and expanding access to training." More information can be found at WHCA/WiCAL.