People with disabilities, their families and advocates across Wisconsin have spent the last several months testifying at hearings, making phone calls, and sending messages to legislators, sharing their ideas for improving the lives of people with disabilities by engaging in the state budget process. The Survival Coalition of more than 30 disability organizations in Wisconsin has assembled the following summary of the state budget’s impact on the disability community.
It includes an…
Here is a great article on fortune.com written by Jeffery Pfeffer with important stats on why ensuring the ADA and other disability rights laws is important to everyone, not just those who currently have a disability. He brings up some very interesting thoughts in this.
By Jeffery Pfeffer
Twenty-five years after the passage of the Americans with…Continue
This is a great article on thinkprogress.org written by Bryce Covert about how the federal appeals court has reinstated a rule that gives home care workers minimum wage and overtime protections. He explains that in 2013 the DOL tried to push what's known as the "companionship exemption" through, but the US District Judge vacated the change. It's a very interesting article.
Court Ruling Grants Home Care Workers Minimum Wage, Overtime Protections
This is a very interesting press release from the CDC regarding disability statistics.
Thursday, July 30, 2015