[NFBWATlk] King County passes ordinance ending subminimum wages

Judy Jones sonshines59 at gmail.com
Fri Nov 15 05:29:29 UTC 2019

A definite victory!


"Embrace each day with His mercies and blessings."

-----Original Message-----
From: NFBWATlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Marci
Carpenter via NFBWATlk
Sent: Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:15 PM
To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List' List; Seattle Chapter
Cc: Marci Carpenter
Subject: [NFBWATlk] King County passes ordinance ending subminimum wages

I am very excited to share that the King County Council voted unanimously
this week to adopt an ordinance stating that the county government will
never pay any disabled employee less than minimum wage and that King County
will not contract with any entity which pays sub-minimum wages. While king
County currently pays all disabled workers at least the minimum wage thus
ordinance makes an important statement about the value of all county and
contracted workers. 

King County is now only the 2nd county in the country to pass such an
ordinance. Honolulu County passed a similar ordinance last year.

County Council members have told us they will help promote adoption of our
national Legislation. This will become official when the council sets forth
its national legislative priorities at the beginning of 2020.

We have many strong allies among County Council members who believe in the
rights of blind and other disabled workers and who share many of our values.

Sent from Marci's iPhone

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