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Letter: Child care pay

  • Author: Mark Miner
    | Opinion
  • Updated: July 21
  • Published July 21

The lack of workers in the child care industry should come as no surprise when they are being paid below-­poverty wages of $12 per hour. Why is it that we refuse to pay the people who take care of our most precious resource — our children — a livable wage? It defies common sense, and my guess is until we start paying them the wage they deserve, there will be a shortage of people to care for our children. A sad state of affairs indeed.

— Mark Miner

Anchorage

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