A 1938 Federal law allows employers to pay people with disabilities less than the minimum wage. Because of the subminimum wage law, over 300,000 people with disabilities are paid an average of $2.15 per hour, which is why workers with disabilities are twice as likely to be poor as workers without disabilities. This 90 second PSA explains the problem and poses questions to ask political candidates to solve this problem.
Ask Your Candidates:
Did you vote for Raise the Wage Act, ( ) and will you fight to end the subminimum wage for people with disabilities?
What is your position on the Transformation to Competitive Employment Act, (S. 260)?
Do you think it is fair to pay people with disabilities less than other workers? Why?