[nabs-l] [Nfb-announce] Blind Americans to Protest SubminimumWages

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Fri Jul 22 06:21:22 UTC 2011


Some local chapters are protesting, some state 
affiliates.  Please contact your most local NFB entity and see what is planned.

Dave

At 09:54 PM 7/20/2011, you wrote:
>I am wondering. Are local chapters doing 
>protests also? -----Original Message----- From: 
>nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org 
>[mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of 
>David Dodge Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 6:41 
>PM To: National Association of Blind Students 
>mailing list Subject: Re: [nabs-l] 
>[Nfb-announce] Blind Americans to Protest 
>SubminimumWages I would really like to help out 
>with this if individual states are doing 
>protests. Please let me know if any of you know 
>what is going on in NY. Thanks. David 
>---------------------------------- David Dodge 
>Doctoral Degree Granting Institutions Rep. State 
>University of New York Student Assembly English 
>Major University at Buffalo 306 Clemens Hall 
>Buffalo, NY 14260 daviddod at buffalo.edu 2011/7/20 
><bookwormahb at earthlink.net> > Chris, > Everyone 
>already got this message. But anyway is anyone 
>going to protest? > It says in front of their 
>offices. Does this mean its only in DC then or > 
>local congressmen's offices? > I hope to get 
>more details from my state president as to when 
>and where > they will be and I might go to one. 
>This is a very important issue. > > Ashley > > 
>-----Original Message----- From: Chris Nusbaum > 
>Sent: Wednesday, July 20, 2011 8:07 PM > To: 
>Blind Talk list ; NABS list ; NFBMD list ; NFB 
>history list ; Josh > Gregory ; Nathan Clark ; 
>Mrs. Otwell ; Aloma Bouma ; Fred Schroeder > 
>Subject: [nabs-l] [Nfb-announce] Blind Americans 
>to Protest Subminimum > Wages > > > > ---- 
>Original Message ------ > From: "Freeh,Jessica" 
><JFreeh at nfb.org> (by way of David Andrews > 
><dandrews at visi.com>) > Subject: [Nfb-announce] 
>Blind Americans to Protest Subminimum > Wages > 
>Date sent: Wed, 20 Jul 2011 13:32:54 -0500 > > 
>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE > > > > CONTACT: > > Chris 
>Danielsen > > Director of Public Relations > > 
>National Federation of the Blind > > (410) 
>659-9314, extension 2330 > > (410) 262-1281 
>(Cell) > > cdanielsen at nfb.org > > > Blind 
>Americans to Protest Subminimum Wages > > > > > 
>Members of National Federation of the Blind 
>Plan >  Informational Pickets Across United 
>States > > > > Baltimore, Maryland (July 20, 
>2011): The National > Federation of the Blind, 
>the oldest and largest > nationwide organization 
>of blind people, > announced today that its 
>members will conduct > informational protests 
>across the United States > to raise awareness 
>about the practice of paying > wages below the 
>federal minimum wage to Americans > with 
>disabilities.  The protests will take place > at 
>the primary district office locations of > 
>United States Senators serving on the Senate > 
>Committee on Health, Education, Labor and > 
>Pensions (the HELP Committee).  The HELP > 
>Committee is currently considering > 
>legislation춗he Workforce Investment 
>Act춛hich > would reauthorize the payment of 
>subminimum wages to disabled > workers. > > > > 
>Dr.  Marc Maurer, President of the National > 
>Federation of the Blind, said: ë°¬nequal pay 
>for > equal work on the basis of disability is 
>unfair, > discriminatory, and immoral.  The 
>senators who > serve on the HELP Committee must 
>decide whether > they stand for the outrageous 
>exploitation of > disabled workers, or for true 
>equality for Americans with > 
>disabilities.? > > > > On Wednesday, August 3, 
>the HELP Committee is > scheduled to vote on the 
>Workforce Investment Act > (WIA), which 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 
>references 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. > > > > For 
>more information on the National Federation > of 
>the Blind and fair wages for workers with > 
>disabilities, please visit 
><http://www.nfb.org/>www.nfb.**org<http://www.nfb.org>  
> > . > > > > > > ### > > > > > > About the 
>National Federation of the Blind > > > > With 
>more than 50,000 members, the National > 
>Federation of the Blind is the largest and 
>most > influential membership organization of 
>blind > people in the United States.  The NFB 
>improves > blind peopleë­© lives through 
>advocacy, education, > research, technology, and 
>programs encouraging > independence and 
>self-confidence.  It is the > leading force in 
>the blindness field today and > the voice of the 
>nation's blind.  In January 2004 > the NFB 
>opened the National Federation of the > Blind 
>Jernigan Institute, the first research and > 
>training center in the United States for the 
>blind led by the > blind. > > > > > > > > > >





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