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Disability Network Southwest Michigan

Web Movie: Bottom Dollars

A Rooted in Rights Original Documentary

Join us online for this film and discussion.

Bottom Dollars

When the Fair Labor Standards Act passed in 1938, it included a revolutionary civil rights protection: a minimum wage. American workers could no longer be exploited for their hard work—with one huge exception. Section 14(c) of the Act included an exemption allowing some workers, people with disabilities, to be paid less than minimum wage.

In 2016, nearly 250,000 people are legally paid less than the minimum wage, on average, less than $2 an hour.

Bottom Dollars is an hour long documentary that exposes the exploitation of people with disabilities through personal stories and expert interviews. It also presents clear employment alternatives with competitive wages and community inclusion.

Schedule:

This event is being offered online on
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00 – 2:30 PM

Participation in this event is available through an internet connection. Space is limited, so please register in advance below.

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If you have any questions or concerns regarding this webinar, please follow this link to email Miranda or call her at 269-345-1516 x120.