Some caretakers who help people with developmental disabilities are calling for a fair shake.
The Queens Council on Developmental Disabilities joined with members of the community to discuss the need for proper compensation for caretakers.
The discussions took place at its annual legislative breakfast on Friday.
The Council says last year Albany allocated $55 million over six years to help boost their pay to match the state’s increasing minimum wage. Now they would like to see that money dispersed in half that time.
With the hopes of adding another $18 million to the fund.
Lisa Veglia, CEO for Quality Services for the Autism Community says "we have to have competitive salaries that are proportionate to the level of work and responsibility they have. They're working with people's lives, our most vulnerable."
Caretakers in Brooklyn and Manhattan also held their own legislative breakfast events.