Cobo-Lewis interviewed by Maine Beacon about raising direct care worker wages

Alan Cobo-Lewis, associate professor of psychology and director of the Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies, spoke to the Maine Beacon about the importance of raising direct care worker wages in order to eliminate large waitlists for various home or community-based care services. Cobo-Lewis said that even the long-sought raise to $15.94 an hour wouldn’t be able to compete in today’s labor market against less-demanding jobs. News from the States and Patch shared the Maine Beacon report.