Take Action to Raise the Wage for DSPs!
Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) earn low wages because state payments to support individuals in the community have not increased in nearly a decade. Low wages for DSPs result in high employee turnover and an inability to hire new workers.
Community providers are relying more on overtime to cover shifts, leading to staff burnout. In some cases, shifts can't be covered, putting individuals at risk.
The Community Disability Living Wage Act (HB 5931), which would have provided DSPs a living wage, was vetoed by Governor Rauner in August.
WE'RE NOT DONE YET!
During the Fall Veto Session of the General Assembly beginning Nov 15, the legislature will have an opportunity to OVERRIDE the Governor's veto and make this important bill the law. We all need to work together these next few weeks to support the override.
Show your support today! Take the link below to sign the petition urging legislators to override the veto!
Find out more about the campaign to raise the DSP wage and ways to get involved: http://www.wearedsps.com/
Thank you very much for your support.