President Obama takes a huge step towards workplace equality by including disabled workers in his executive order to raise the minimum wage for all federal contractors.
Supporters are now helping to
President Obama recently committed to raising the minimum wage for federal contractors to $10.10 an hour. However this will possibly exclude workers with disabilities. While numbers are unclear there are an estimated 50,000 contractors with disabilities working for LESS THAN MINIMUM WAGE! Furthermore, Obama should use this moment to reform the the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that…
My name is Nick and I was born with one hand. I've always been treated fairly and I've never felt exploited or demeaned for having a disability. I'm one of the lucky ones. What Goodwill is doing to employees with disabilities could technically happen to me. Under the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), my employeer could legally pay me less because I type slow with one hand. Goodwill is using a…
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