Contact: Patty McQueen 860-985-3533

Statement from Gian-Carl Casa, President & CEO of CT Community Nonprofit Alliance on the announcement that unionized direct care workers will strike for increased pay:

“The members of the Alliance have advocated for better pay for workers at community-based nonprofits for decades, and we support the current effort by the legislature.

“But we continue to believe that the most effective way to support both higher wages and quality services for the vulnerable population in our care is to move more services to community nonprofit providers and reinvest cost savings to better fund them.

“We look forward to talking with all the stakeholders toward a solution that will work both for employees and the people they serve.”