[blindkid] FW: Please distributeFw: sub-minimum wages for disabled workers

Carol Castellano carol_castellano at verizon.net
Mon Jun 18 02:18:35 UTC 2012

For those in the NYC area:

----- Original Message -----
>From: <mailto:cjake at nyc.rr.com>Carl Jacobsen
>Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2012 1:43 PM
>Subject: sub-minimum wages for disabled workers
>Greetings all,
>As you all know, we have launched a campaign to eliminate the right 
>of employers to pay disabled workers less than the Federal minimum 
>wage. We have gained much support in the disabled community and our 
>efforts are gaining attention in the media and in the "not for 
>profit establishment".
>Recently, we made public data which shows that Goodwill Industries 
>pays below the Federal minimum wage. This is by their own 
>addmission.  Consequently, we have called for a boycott of Goodwill 
>On Thursday, June 20, 2012 at 11:00 AM, Governor DavidPaterson will 
>hold a press conference on the steps of City Hall where he will lend 
>his support for the abolition of sub-minimum wages for disabled 
>workers and also support our efforts surrounding Goodwill Industries.
>We need to show support for him and for our position.
>I'm asking that as many of you as possible come to thesteps of City 
>Hall on Wednesday June 20 at 11:00 AM and as a body we can 
>demonstrate the support for fair wages.
>I am told that the exact location is at 260 Broadway (just North of 
>Warren Street and about a half block south of Chambers Street on the 
>East side of Broadway). We should try to be there between 10:30 and 
>10:45.  The City Hall station on the R train is perhaps the closest.
>If you need any other information, please call the office at: 
>718-567-7821. Also, please spread the word by either forwarding this 
>or telling everyone you know.
>Thanks in advance and let's have a great rally, Carl

Carol Castellano
President, Parents of Blind Children-NJ
Director of Programs
National Organization of Parents of Blind Children
carol_castellano at verizon.net

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