Pledging
These are the original issues in this subcategory
  • AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
  • REHABILITATION
  • WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES
Winning Issue » WORKERS WITH DISABILITIES


Our Social Security Administration considers people to be disabled if medical conditions prevent them from doing their regular jobs and if they are unable to adapt to a new occupation. There is a record 11 million American workers currently receiving federal disability benefits, many of them temporarily. Permanently disabled workers will receive modest support for the rest of their lives. Many American workers with disabilities are also employed. However, the Fair labor Standards Act of 1938 legally allows workers that are disabled to be paid wages that are less than minimum wage. Workers with various sensory, physical, cognitive or developmental disabilities often work in segregated workplaces called “sheltered workshops.” The federal government purchases some of products made in these workshops to help provide employment to these Americans. There are at least 300,000 workers with disabilities who are paid les than minimum wage. Advocates claim this allows some employers to exploit these workers. They say that those with disabilities, given proper training and support, have the ability and right to work in most jobs earning the same wages as their peers.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.188 - TIME Act




Polling Options

  • I oppose reforming current workers with disabilities policy and wish to defeat H.R.188 - TIME Act, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support directing the Secretary of Labor to discontinue issuing to any new profit or non-profit or governmental entity special wage certificates (which permit individuals with disabilities, including individuals employed in agriculture, to be paid at lower than minimum wages; prescribing requirements for a three-year phase-out of all certificates; repealing authority and requirements for the issuance of such certificates three years after enactment of this Act; requires revocation of any certificates remaining at that time, and wish to pass H.R.188 - TIME Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. John Kline (MN) and/or Rep. Gregg Harper (MS), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option

  • I support directing the Secretary of Labor to discontinue issuing to any new profit or non-profit or governmental entity special wage certificates (which permit individuals with disabilities, including individuals employed in agriculture, to be paid at lower than minimum wages; prescribing requirements for a three-year phase-out of all certificates; repealing authority and requirements for the issuance of such certificates three years after enactment of this Act; requires revocation of any certificates remaining at that time, and wish to pass H.R.188 - TIME Act, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. John Kline (MN) and/or Rep. Gregg Harper (MS), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Pledge Period - Opening Date
May 28, 2020
Pledge Period - Closing Date
June 10, 2020
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June 4, 2020


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