Pushing Limits

Sub-Standard Wage in So-Called Sheltered Workshops

Four hundred thousand people with disabilities in the USA work for substandard wages, some of them for as little as 3¢ an hour.   We discuss these “sheltered workshops,” segregated workplaces for workers with various disabilities.

In the back rooms of Goodwill people with disabilities sort the hangers, hang the clothes and generally change your bags of cast offs into something that can be resold but Goodwill is a
notorious sub-standard wage employer.

Our guest, Mr. Anil Lewis, the director of advocacy and policy for the National Federation of the Blind, is an expert on these sheltered workshops.  The National Federation of the Blind has a
campaign to repeal Section 14 C of the fair labor standards act of 1938, because it is Section 14 C  which allows employers to legally pay these sub-minimum wages.

Eddie Ytuarte and Adrienne Lauby host.

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