We are pleased that President Obama included workers with disabilities in the Executive Order he signed today giving all federal contractors who are earning either at or below the hourly $7.25 federal minimum wage a raise to $10.10 per hour.
Click HERE to learn more about Section 14c and the payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities.
Or Are Sheltered Workshops Cheaper to Operate?
In this economic climate, vocational programs for adults with disabilities have to compete for the limited funds available. In order to obtain these funds, services providers have to demonstrate the fiscal merits of their programs.
The Collaboration to Promote Self-Determination (CPSD), an advocacy coalition of 21 national groups, sent a letter today to President Barack Obama and Labor Secretary Tom Perez, stating groups’ profound concerns over recent statements suggesting that workers with disabilities employed by government contractors will not be covered by the new $10.10 minimum wage.