[nfbmi-talk] outrage

joe harcz Comcast joeharcz at comcast.net
Fri Jan 31 15:58:14 UTC 2014

Wage Hike for Federal Contractors to Exclude Disabled Workers


A minimum wage hike for federal contract workers unveiled by President Obama this week will exclude workers with disabilities. In These Times reports disability

advocates were told Wednesday that Obama’s executive order will not apply to disabled workers who are employed through a special program that allows them

to be paid sub-minimum wages. In a letter urging Obama to reconsider, the National Council on Disability wrote, "For workers with disabilities, equal rights,

let alone a living wage, is still a dream deferred."





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