[Nfbmo] FW: [Nfbnet-master-list] Fair Wages Petition
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Mon Apr 22 21:34:15 UTC 2013
From: Nfbnet-master-list [mailto:nfbnet-master-list-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Danielsen, Chris (by way of David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com>)
Sent: Monday, April 22, 2013 3:55 PM
To: nfbnet-master-list at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Nfbnet-master-list] Fair Wages Petition
Dear Fellow Federationists:
As you know, the National Federation of the Blind is leading the effort to
stop the exploitation of workers with disabilities who receive subminimum
wages. Written in 1938, Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
discriminates against people with disabilities by allowing the secretary of
labor to grant Special Wage Certificates to employers, permitting them to
pay workers with disabilities less than the minimum wage. Despite
enlightened civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis
of disability, this antiquated provision is still in force, with some
disabled workers making only three cents an hour.
Please help support our efforts to stop this exploitation by signing the
online petition calling for fair wages for workers with disabilities. You
can sign the petition at http://www.nfb.org/fair-wages-petition.
Once you have signed the petition, be sure to share it with friends, family,
and fellow Federationists. If you're an affiliate or chapter leader, please
encourage all of your members and supporters to sign the petition. Just pass
along the link: http://www.nfb.org/fair-wages-petition.
You can also ask your Facebook friends and Twitter followers to sign the
petition by posting or tweeting the link:
This petition is an important way to show the disability community, members
of Congress, and the general public how important this issue is to us. You
can add your voice to the growing chorus of support for fair wages in less
than a minute. Just visit this link, or paste it into your browser, and sign
the petition: http://www.nfb.org/fair-wages-petition.
Please sign the petition and pass on the link right away. Thanks for helping
in this critically important effort.
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the blind
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