Keep Workshop programs for people with special needs and Disabilities

Keep Workshop programs for people with special needs and Disabilities

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Laurie Wright started this petition to Special Olympics and

It is critical that you act quickly to protect the employment opportunities of our loved ones and all others with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is conducting a nationwide survey to collect citizens views on wether Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act should be continued or repealed.  Section 14(c) permits employers to pay individuals with disabilities a specialized wage based on their ability to perform the job.  The purpose of Section 14(c) is to help individuals with disabilities to obtain employment. We know that the so-called disability rights advocacy groups will be flooding DOL with their view that Section 14(c) should be repealed and that everyone with a disability must be employed "in the community" at minimum wage or above.  These advocates fail to realize (or acknowledge) that the repeal of Section 14(c) will mean the loss of employment for men and women with significant intellectual or developmental disabilities. This is why this petition is so important  got by June 12, 2019. Along with this is a Survey on the DOL type https://14cdialogue.ideascale.com/ 

Then click register in the upper right hand corner,  Create account. Put NA for organization. After you register you will get an email with a 6 digit code, write it down, click verify my email in the same email, type code, create a password, then you will get to Section 14(c) "National Online Dialogue" screen, click on "Use of Section 14(c) Certificates and Observed Trends", click on "Submit New Idea", Type in a title for your idea, it is limited to 64 characters. You do something like "Those with Significant Intellectual Disabilities Need 14(c)" or " Do not repeal or phase out 14(c), type 8n description box what you want to say and the importance of 14 (c) to them, then click submit

 

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