Friday, June 21, 2013

Disabled workers paid just pennies an hour – and it's legal

At one workplace in Florida run by a nonprofit, some employees earned one cent per hour in 2011.

"People are profiting from exploiting disabled workers," said Ari Ne'eman, president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network. "It is clearly and unquestionably exploitation."


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A penny an hour -- 8 cents for a full day -- they're LOSING money by working, since it probably costs more than 8c of gas for their families to get them to work.

If this is the option for disabled people, then why is anyone surprised that they choose to collect Disability without working?  You can barely survive on SSDI, without then unnecessarily paying out money for bus fare to get to a job that pays so poorly it doesn't allow you to make a profit on your commuting expense.

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