[Ct-nfb] Legislative Alert: Workforce Investment Act

Elizabeth Rival erival at comcast.net
Thu Jul 28 20:47:28 UTC 2011

Hi The office is willing to pay you the $70 total for the one third of $200  for transportation, you would need to mail in the receipt to the office to get reimbursed. thanks see you there. Beth Rival 


From: ct-nfb-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:ct-nfb-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Joe ToLove
Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 3:56 PM
To: NFB of Connecticut Mailing List
Subject: Re: [Ct-nfb] Legislative Alert: Workforce Investment Act


Hi Lucia,


Is the state NFB offering any help for transportation?  We could have six Stamford members attending, but its going to cost us around $200, and that's too much for our shrinking treasury.  1/3rd of that isn't too bad but...









P.S. i won't be attending the conference August 14.





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From: llee at nfbct.org 

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Sent: Thursday, July 28, 2011 12:25 PM

Subject: [Ct-nfb] Legislative Alert: Workforce Investment Act


On August 4th, the National Federation of the Blind of Connecticut will conduct a protest to raise awareness about the practice of paying subminimum wages to Americans with disabilities. This protest will be held at the state office of Senator Richard Blumenthal who serves on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP). This committee is currently considering the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) which will reauthorize payment of subminimum wages to disabled workers. 

The committee’s vote on this Act has been postponed a couple of times and is currently scheduled for after Congress’ August break. This Act contains language reauthorizing the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. The Rehabilitation Act is supposed to provide services to disabled Americans so that they can obtain competitive employment, but Title V, Section 511 of the proposed Rehabilitation Act language reinforces Section 14(c) of the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which allows certain entities holding special wage certificates to pay workers with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage.

     The NFB of CT would appreciate the support of anyone who can come out to help protest reauthorization of this practice and collect signatures for our petition regarding this issue. We will be at 30 Lewis Street, Hartford on Thursday, August 4th from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Posters and petitions will be available at the site. For more information and/or directions to Senator Blumenthal’s office building, please call our community outreach office at 860-289-1971 or email us at info at nfbct.org.


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