National Disability Rights Network Calls for Elimination of Sub-Minimum Wage
In the fall of 2009, the Executive Board of APSE issued a statement calling for the phase out of sub-minimum wage by 2014. We would like to applaud the National Disability Rights Network, for its support of this effort with its just released report calling for the end of sub-minimum wage.
This report, “Segregated and Exploited: The Failure of the Disability Service System to Provide Quality Work” calls for:
- Ending segregated employment and the sub-minimum wage by restricting all federal and state money that is spent on employers who segregate employees with disabilities from the general workforce.
- Strengthening current and create new tax incentives for employers to hire people with disabilities in integrated workplaces at comparable wages.
- Increasing labor protections and enforcement of existing law.
Action Alert from National APSE (Advancing Employment Connectiong People) - Laura Owens, APSE Executive Director