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 30, 2020
In this final podcast episode celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Aaron Kaufman shares his employment journey, including how VR played a positive role as he worked toward his employment outcome.Podcast
October 29, 2020
Liz Weintraub shares her unique employment story - her journey from a sheltered workshop to a Senior Advocacy Specialist on the Public Policy team at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.Podcast
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