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NASW-NYC Launches the Equitable Salaries Campaign

Social Workers Must Be Paid Fair and Appropriate
Salaries At Every Stage of Their Career



Given the wide range of experiences social workers have, it is no surprise that there are innumerable social, economic and political issues that concern the members of the profession. Being finely attuned to the challenges that so many communities face (including poverty, inequality, and racism), social and economic justice are naturally at the forefront of our concerns.

While equity and fairness are what we work for in the lives of our clients, social workers have every reason to expect that these values also be applied to their own work. This is why NASW-NYC is launching a campaign to raise salaries for social workers.

In what is being called the "NASW-NYC Campaign for Equitable Social Work Salaries," social workers are being encouraged to sign on to the campaign to demonstrate within the professional community the importance of this effort. In the sign-on statement the case is made for fair and equitable salaries.

The statement reads: "… social workers must be paid commensurate with their major contributions to social programs, based on their education, experience and the effectiveness of the profession. Given the intrinsic value of people’s lives and the value social workers bring to service delivery, social workers must be paid fair and appropriate salaries.

To sign on to the statement and campaign click here

To read the full statement click here

To learn about the specific activities planned by NASW-NYC click here

NASW-NYC Guidelines for Minimal and Equalable Social Workers Salaries

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