Pritzker Signs Order to End Subminimum Wage for Disabled Workers in State Contracts

Pritzker Signs Order to End Subminimum Wage for Disabled Workers in State Contracts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IOCI RADIO) – Gov. JB Pritzker signed an executive order Monday ensuring people with disabilities working for a state vendor are paid a fair wage.

The requires the workers to be paid at least the minimum, eliminating the sub-wage pay some currently receive. The governor said it’s about equality and dignity, and won’t hurt employees.

 

Pritzker said more than 80% of state contracts already pay individuals with disabilities at least the minimum wage.

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