Letters to the Editor

Wants benefits for caregivers

Caregiving is rewarding, but I cannot do this forever, and like you, I will have to eventually retire. Right now, that looks bleak, due to wages still being too low and no retirement benefit.

There are a few legislators who don’t want to see us to retire. How long, then, should we work? You say that Social Security will soon run out! What next? The funding is there for a decent wage and retirement. This is my field of work that I love so much. It’s caregiving! It takes special people with dedication and skill. Our clients want to stay in there homes and still have their dignity.

Legislators should fund our union contract with a retirement benefit so we can have dignity too.

Dalene Robinson

Bellingham

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