Fair pay for CNA’s

Fair pay for CNA’s

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Ally Coco started this petition to Politicians and

Everyone should receive fair living wages for work performed but when the attention is directed at the fast food industry and the retail industry because of strong advocates one has to wonder who is advocating for Certified Nursing Assistants.  Cashiers and Amazon warehouse employees are now earning up to 50% more than a CNA who pays for and attends a required  state accredited CNA course and passes a practical skills test and written exam. Certified and trained to perform and maintain professional criteria.. Nursing homes would not exist if it weren’t for the hard work the CNA provides to their patients. Bathing, toileting, feeding, changing bed linens, taking vital signs, monitoring, hoisting and lifting and adjusting patients who are unable to lift themselves or turn in bed. These are just a few of the tasks performed to the many patients a CNA is assigned to.  The average starting wage in North Carolina is $9 an hour while Walmart’s starting wage is $11. This is unacceptable and CNA’s everywhere should demand starting wages at $15 an hour.  Those of us in the trenches need to assert ourselves and join together. We need to make this issue a priority. We need to call repeatedly our local and State representatives to fight for fair decent pay for CNA’s. This takes a few minutes each day to remind the folks with influence that we demand and deserve fair living wages. Don’t think that your call or email isn’t enough. If enough of us keep at it and contact our officials we will get the attention we need to be treated with respect. Contact your local news team several times a month regarding the financial and social injustice that CNA’s endure.  Most of us in the field are women just trying to support ourselves while benefiting others and providing an essential need. We are a gift to our patients who would otherwise have no one to perform the basic everyday tasks. We provide the care to our patients to allow them a sense of dignity and involvement. We look after our patients which is the number one reason we stay CNA’s. It time we also look out for ourselves and demand some respect from the industry. Please join me and others in what could ultimately change the image of our title.  Find out who your representatives are, make the calls repeatedly. Sign this petition, pass it along, start your own just do something. You are worth at least $15 an hour, your work is essential, you cannot be replaced by technology.  

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