[Nfbmo] FW: [Chapter-presidents] Fwd: NCD Calls for Phase-Out of Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities

Gary Wunder GWunder at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 23 13:30:11 UTC 2012

From: Anne Sommers <ASommers at ncd.gov>
Date: August 23, 2012 8:29:17 AM EDT
To: Anne Sommers <ASommers at ncd.gov>
Subject: NCD Calls for Phase-Out of Subminimum Wages for People with

NCD Calls for the Phase-Out of Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities

WASHINGTON, DC -- Today, the National Council on Disability (NCD) - an
independent federal agency - released a report calling for the phase-out of
a provision in the Fair Labor Standards Act, known as 14(c),  that allows
employers who receive a certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor, to
pay less than federal minimum wage to workers with disabilities for work

The central theme of the recommendations in the report is the gradual
phase-out of the 14(c) program, and accompanying systems change to enhance
existing resources and create new mechanisms for supporting individuals in
securing integrated employment. The net outcome of implementing these
recommendations is to improve opportunities for persons with disabilities in
line with the goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act for equality of
opportunity, economic self-sufficiency, independent living, and full
participation in all aspects of society.

NCD recognizes that its recommendations impact thousands of individuals and
their families. NCD further recognizes that it will take support from many
stakeholders to eliminate the discriminatory practices of the 14(c) program
and build a sustainable supported employment infrastructure along with other

This fall, as a step toward accomplishing these goals and to create momentum
for the system change that is necessary, NCD plans to draft proposed

The full report can be read at:

Anne C. Sommers
National Council on Disability (NCD)
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Washington, DC 20004
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