I recently came across something pretty neat: The Care Campaign, a coalition of service providers, direct support workers and their unions, associations and individuals formed in January 2013 to raise wages of direct care workers in Illinois
Their goal is to win a living wage for the dedicated people who support those with developmental disabilities. This is important quality of life work performed by women and men who work hard caring for some of the most vulnerable of our fellow citizens.
Here is a newspaper article published today regarding progress with this wonderful and new initiative: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140204/news/702049780/
You can also check out their website at: http://carecampaignhq.com/
I am excited to see the continued updates with this group!