[NFBOH-Cleveland] Fwd: [Nfbnet-members-list] #14CIsNotForMe
cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 19:33:56 UTC 2018
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From: David Andrews via NFBNet-Members-List <nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org>
Date: Sat, Jun 23, 2018 at 12:01 PM
Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] #14CIsNotForMe
To: <nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org>
Monday, June 25, is the 80th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Labor
Standards Act. As members of the National Federation of the Blind, we stand
against Section 14(c), a provision that allows segregated workshops, like
some of those operated by Goodwill Industries, to obtain a Special Wage
Certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor that allows them to legally
pay workers with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage. We know
that this antiquated practice traps workers with disabilities in
low-paying, menial work and that a minimum wage should apply to everyone.
That’s why we support the Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful
Employment (TIME) Act.
On Monday, we, along with other advocacy groups, will be taking to social
media to educate people about this issue. We will be using the hashtags
#timeforTIME and #14CIsNotForMe, and we need you to help raise awareness.
Below are some sample tweets you can use, or you can feel free to post
something you write yourself.
As we mark the 80th birthday of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the
benefits it provides working Americans, it is important to remember that it
excludes workers with disabilities. #timeforTIME #14CIsNotForMe
Over the last 80 years, working conditions have improved. But people with
disabilities can still be segregated and paid less than the minimum wage.
I believe that people with disabilities deserve fair treatment and fair
pay. #timeforTIME #14CIsNotForMe
If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at kanderson at nfb.org
or 410 659-9314, extension 2243.
Social Media Coordinator
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314, extension 2243 | KAnderson at nfb.org
[image: National Federation of the Blind] <https://nfb.org/>
<http://www.facebook.com/nationalfederationoftheblind> [image: Twitter]
<https://twitter.com/NFB_Voice> [image: Youtube]
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Cheryl E. Fields
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