Independence Place, Inc., is a non-profit, consumer driven, non-residential Center for Independent Living, serving people with disabilities of all ages. The mission of Independence Place, Inc., is to assist people with disabilities to achieve their potential for community inclusion through improving access and equal opportunity.
As you know, the National Federation of the Blind is leading the effort to stop the exploitation of workers with disabilities who receive subminimum wages. Written in 1938, Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) discriminates against people with disabilities by allowing the secretary of labor to grant Special Wage Certificates to employers, permitting them to pay workers with disabilities less than the minimum wage. Despite enlightened civil rights legislation prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, this antiquated provision is still in force, with some disabled workers making only three cents an hour.
Please help support our efforts to stop this exploitation by signing the online petition calling for fair wages for workers with disabilities. You can sign the petition at http://www.nfb.org/fair-wages-petition.
Once you have signed the petition, be sure to share it with friends, family, and fellow Federationists. If you’re an affiliate or chapter leader, please encourage all of your members and supporters to sign the petition. Just pass along the link: http://www.nfb.org/fair-wages-petition.
You can also ask your Facebook friends and Twitter followers to sign the petition by posting or tweeting the link: http://www.nfb.org/fair-wages-petition.
This petition is an important way to show the disability community, members of Congress, and the general public how important this issue is to us. You can add your voice to the growing chorus of support for fair wages in less than a minute. Just visit this link, or paste it into your browser, and sign the petition: http://www.nfb.org/fair-wages-petition.
Please sign the petition and pass on the link right away. Thanks for helping in this critically important effort.
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the blind
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