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A Workforce Board Can Solve Colorado’s Home Care Woes
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A Workforce Board Can Solve Colorado’s Home Care Woes

Author David Madland explains the need to bring together representatives of workers, employers, and the public in order to foster coordinated problem-solving.

Workforce boards—also known as wage boards or workers’ boards—bring together representatives of workers, employers, and the public to make recommendations regarding minimum compensation, safety, and training standards for an industry.1 By convening a workforce board for Colorado’s home care industry, the state could overcome barriers to coordinated problem-solving and address several of the challenges facing the sector, support frontline COVID response workers, and ensure that the state’s seniors and people with disabilities have access to high-quality home care now and in the future.

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David Madland

Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project

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