The Stakes Are Higher; The Pay Isn’t

The pandemic may change life forever for low-paid health workers left wondering if the job’s demands are worth it.
 
In long-term care facilities, staff have watched patients suffer and die alone; gotten sick themselves; worried about getting their families sick—all while being woefully undervalued by society.
 
The industry already had a staff retention problem. The pandemic made it an acute crisis. 
 
The Quote: “You can’t get people to go risk their lives for $15 an hour,” said Rob Baril, president of a union chapter that represents ~25,000 nursing-home employees.
 
The Atlantic

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