Cal Watchdog story spurs bill to increase pay for those with disabilities

By John Hrabe | Cal Watchdog

Two San Diego legislators are calling on the federal government to end the practice of paying people with disabilities less than minimum wage. Democratic Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez and State Sen. Ben Hueso have introduced Assembly Joint Resolution 36 to increase pressure on Congress to repeal a Depression-era law, which advocates for people with disabilities describe as “humiliating, degrading and making them feel like ‘second-class citizens.’”

“Congress should phase out the use of the Special Minimum Wage Certificate provision and eventually repeal Section 14(c) of the 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act,” the resolution states.

at Cal Watchdog.

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