Malloy signs wage increase for caretakers of people with intellectual disabilities

Posted: Updated:
HARTFORD -

Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a law today that will provide wage increases for workers who care for people with intellectual disabilities at group homes and day programs.

The new law provides a $14.75 minimum wage and a 5 percent raise for workers above that salary. It will cover 18,000 union and non-union workers. 

“We are grateful to the hardworking human services employees who provide care to our most vulnerable neighbors and for too long have been underpaid, especially considering the critical work they deliver,” Gov. Malloy said in a statement.

Group home workers across the state had threatened a strike if the bill wasn't passed.

  • Connecticut PoliticsPoliticsMore>>

  • Malloy: Climate change not getting enough attention in governor race

    Malloy: Climate change not getting enough attention in governor race

    Monday, October 22 2018 8:14 PM EDT2018-10-23 00:14:24 GMT

    Gov. Dannel Malloy says the issue of climate change is not getting enough attention from the candidates vying to replace him this year.

    Gov. Dannel Malloy says the issue of climate change is not getting enough attention from the candidates vying to replace him this year.

  • Lamont releases tax information

    Lamont releases tax information

    Friday, October 19 2018 5:47 PM EDT2018-10-19 21:47:47 GMT

    Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont released his tax information on Friday.

    Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont released his tax information on Friday.

  • Dozens take part in Greenwich rally on women's issues

    Dozens take part in Greenwich rally on women's issues

    Friday, October 19 2018 3:10 PM EDT2018-10-19 19:10:57 GMT

    A crowd of nearly 100 people gathered outside Greenwich Town Hall Friday to call for equal rights for women, and to urge women to make their political voices heard.

    A crowd of nearly 100 people gathered outside Greenwich Town Hall Friday to call for equal rights for women, and to urge women to make their political voices heard.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."