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Workers With Disabilities Left Out Of Obama Wage Plan

President Obama’s call to hike the federal minimum wage in the State of the Union address this week may not apply to workers with disabilities. According to disability advocates, the executive order would not negate the ability of approved federal contracts to continue paying people with disabilities less than minimum wage. The AbilityOne Program estimated around 50,000 people with disabilities were employed by federal contractors in 2012. Read more.