Human service workers take care of the individuals who need assistance to survive and thrive independently in their own communities and families. The current pay disparity is creating a two-tiered system of care in Massachusetts, as community-based human services organizations are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit and retain quality staff to care for the one-in-ten vulnerable individuals receiving services from our sector. The #FairPay4HumanServices campaign aims to bring attention to this disparity and raise support for Senate Bill 105 and House Bill 237, An act relative to fair pay for comparable work.
During the May 16-20 Caring Force Spirit Week, join the #FairPay4HumanServices campaign and share your story as a human services worker.
- Engage online. Wear your gold Caring Force t-shirt and post to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter using the #FairPay4HumanServices and tag @TheCaringForce. Click here to access the creative toolkit.
- Know the facts. Similar job titles and roles exist for individuals employed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and those employed at private, community-based human services nonprofits, but the rate of pay is often drastically different — sometimes by up to 30 percent. Want to learn more? Download our general fact sheet.
For each picture posted – up to a maximum of three – you will be entered into a raffle for a Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. Each day, participants will be entered into a raffle for a $25 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. On Friday, all participants throughout the entire week will be entered into a final drawing for a $100 Dunkin’ Donuts gift card. Each participating organization can only win once.
Together, all 30,000 members of The Caring Force have the power to create change. Join us May 16-20 and tell your legislator why community-based, nonprofit human services workers deserve fair pay.