[Nfbc-info] FW: [nfbsc] Update on Legislation

Eric Calhoun eric at pmpmail.com
Thu Jul 12 12:09:34 CDT 2012



Original Message: 
From: "Keith Wiglesworth" <hwiglesworth at carolina.rr.com>
To: <nfbsc at yahoogroups.com>
Subject: [nfbsc] Update on Legislation
Date: 
Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:58:33 -0400

Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2012 3:59 PM
To: Lewis, Anil
Subject: [nabs-l] HR 3086 Update: Please share

All:

HR 3086, the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act, continues to
gain
additional support. We currently have 81 co-sponsors of this legislation
that will phase out the payment of subminimum wages to workers with
disabilities. We have a list of over 45 supporting organizations. We are
grateful for the support of each national organization, but we have
noticed
that local organizations of people with disabilities and employers of
workers with disabilities carry a lot of weight when encouraging members
to
co-sponsor the legislation. Please have any of your state organizations
email me if they are willing to have their organizations added to our
support list.

Our Goodwill boycott is garnering more and more media attention. I have
attached a copy of a feature article from the Examiner, along with a
powerful editorial from the paper about the subminimum wage issue. Channel
9, WUSA, in D.C. did a feature story on our Goodwill boycott. You can take
a look at the story at:
http://www.wusa9.com/rss/article/208068/158/Goodwill-Pays-Disabled-Employees

-Less-than-Minimum-Wage. Goodwill could be the champion entity for this
issue if their leadership has the courage to do the right thing. They
state
that 101 of their 165 affiliated agencies already pay the federal minimum
wage to their employees with disabilities. We need them to require the
other 64 to do the same. We may be conducting actual protests of some of
the facilities. If any of your local organizations are interested in
participating in an active protest at some of the Goodwill locations,
please
have them contact me directly.

The following is a list of members of the Ed and Workforce Committee. A
(*(
designates those members that have already co-sponsored HR 3086. Please
have your members thank these members, an encourage the others to consider
co-sponsoring the legislation. Moreover, ask committee members to contact
Ed&Workforce Committee Chair and committee staff to requests a hearing on
this legislation.

Education and the Workforce Committee Members

Majority
John Kline, Minnesota , Chairman
Tom Petri, Wisconsin
Howard "Buck" McKeon, California
Judy Biggert, Illinois
Todd Russell Platts, Pennsylvania
Joe Wilson, South Carolina
Virginia Foxx, North Carolina
Bob Goodlatte, Virginia
Duncan D. Hunter, California
Phil Roe, Tennessee
Glenn "G.T." Thompson, Pennsylvania
Tim Walberg, Michigan
Scott DesJarlais, Tennessee
Richard L. Hanna, New York
Todd Rokita, Indiana
Larry Bucshon, Indiana
Trey Gowdy, South Carolina

? Lou Barletta, Pennsylvania
Kristi Noem, South Dakota
Martha Roby, Alabama
Joe Heck, Nevada
Dennis A. Ross, Florida
Mike Kelly, Pennsylvania

Minority
George Miller, California, Ranking Member

? Dale E. Kildee, Michigan
Donald M. Payne, New Jersey
Rob Andrews, New Jersey
Bobby Scott, Virginia

? Lynn Woolsey, California
Rub?n Hinojosa, Texas

? Carolyn McCarthy, New York
John F. Tierney, Massachusetts
Dennis Kucinich, Ohio
Rush D. Holt, Jr., New Jersey

? Susan Davis, California
Ra?l Grijalva, Arizona

? Timothy Bishop, New York
David Loebsack, Iowa
Mazie Hirono, Hawaii
Jason Altmire, Pennsylvania

I appreciate your assistance with this effort. Please contact me with any
questions.

Sincerely,

Anil

Mr. Anil Lewis, M.P.A.
Director of Strategic Communications

"Eliminating Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities"
http://www.nfb.org/fairwages

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