Real Work For Real Pay

Too many people with disabilities remain unemployed or stuck in dead-end "jobs" that pay them less than the minimum wage. The Client Assistance Program (CAP) and Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Network are working to change these outcomes, providing advocates to people with disabilities who want real jobs. NDRN advocates for changes in laws to further the ability of people with disabilities to work in real jobs for fair pay.

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Raise the Wage

The Raise the Wage Act has been introduced in both the Senate and House.This critical bill would not only raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but would also phase out the harmful and discriminatory practice of paying individuals with disabilities a subminimum wage.

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    October 21, 2020

    The current Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration and the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, Mark Schultz, joins NDRN to discuss the tremendous potential of people with disabilities to successfully obtain jobs in the community.

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    PandA Pod: Senator Casey on Economic Self-Sufficiency

    October 15, 2020

    This is the first episode of a series celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month, NDRN had the pleasure of speaking with U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) who explains some of the legislation Congress is considering to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

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    New Report Calls for the Phase Out of the AbilityOne Program

    October 14, 2020

    NDRN applauds NCD in calling for the phase out of the AbilityOne Program in its latest report "Policies from the Past in a Modern Era: The Unintended Consequences of the AbilityOne Program & Section 14(c)."

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