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.
Real Work: Segregated and Exploited
In reports released in 2011 and 2012, NDRN found a total failure of the disability service system to provide quality work for people with disabilities. The reports blast segregated work, sheltered environments and low wages for people with disabilities and highlight a massive breakdown between good federal and state policies and their implementation and oversight.
Latest in Employment
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.Podcast
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.Podcast
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)."Press Release