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Disabled Workers Paid Just Pennies An Hour - and It's Legal


Business  (tags: dishonesty )

Theodore
- 430 days ago - openchannel.nbcnews.com
Critics cry exploitation as a federal loophole allows companies to pay thousands of disabled workers across the country far less than the minimum wage. Harry Smith's full report airs Friday, June 21 at 10pm/9CDT on NBC's Rock Center with Brian Williams.



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Kit B. (277)
Friday June 21, 2013, 6:13 pm

I read this earlier. It is completely unsatisfactory for this to be happening and worse that it is legal. Prisoners are paid more.

We need to call and write each of our members of Congress (both houses) and demand that Section 14 (c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act, be declared illegal.
 

Sue Matheson (70)
Friday June 21, 2013, 7:50 pm
thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Friday June 21, 2013, 10:21 pm
GO KIT
 

Catherine O Neill (73)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 3:01 pm
What a disgrace yet we are quick to help 3rd world countries that hate us
 

Erika M. (202)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 3:08 pm
This is so wrong.
 

Sam E M. (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 4:11 am
Nobody chooses to have a disability and these people are 'legally' exploited by companies employing executives in fine health earning (if you can call it that) six-figure salaries! Doing what exactly? They should take some of those zeros off the end and add it to the wages of the disabled and just be thankful that they themselves don't have to live with one of these disabilities.
 

John De Avalon (35)
Monday June 24, 2013, 7:31 am
I'm sure the disabled people involved appreciate the opportunity of the dignity of work, but there is no excuse for paying exploitative levels of wages.
A fair day's pay for a fair day's work....
 
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