Caretakers rally for pay raises
Hundreds of people rallied at St. Francis College Friday to demand pay raises for caretakers of patients and clients with disabilities.
Workers in the field say they can make less money than fast food workers.
They want the governor to help them make more money.
"We're actually doing meaningful jobs with people who really need our services," says Tiffany Harris, a job coach for people with autism and Down syndrome. "So if we're being taken care of...we can better serve the people who we serve. It's all a domino effect."
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office did not immediately respond to a News 12 request for comment.