Episode 26: Increasing Social Work Salaries in New York City

NASW Social Work Talks podcast

Robert Schachter, DSW, LMSW

Social work has the highest debt-to-salary ratio of any profession. Robert Schachter, DSW, LMSW, describes how social workers in New York City advocated for pay equity in one of the highest cost-of-living cities in the country. Dr. Schachter served for 27 years as the Executive Director of the NASW New York City chapter.

This is part of our Social Work Month series about social work salaries. We invite you to leave your thoughts and comments at socialworkblog.org after you've listened to this episode.

Published March 12, 2019


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