by Michelle Diament
Originally Published: March 30, 2016
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is speaking out about sheltered workshops and the practice of paying people with disabilities less than minimum wage.
At a campaign stop this week, Clinton was asked by an attorney with autism about subminimum wage.
“When it comes to jobs, we’ve got to figure out how we get the minimum wage up and include people with disabilities in the minimum wage,” Clinton said at the event in Madison, Wis. “There should not be a tiered wage and right now there is a tiered wage when it comes to facilities that do provide opportunities, but not at a self-sufficient wage that enable people to gain a degree of independence as far as they can go.”