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.
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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
September 17, 2020
NDRN supports the recommendations outlined in the USCCR report. We join them in calling on Congress and the Trump Administration to immediately repeal this antiquated law.Press Release
July 18, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Raise the Wage Act, which would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour and phase out section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, a provision that permits employers to pay some people with disabilities even less…Press Release