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Contact your Members of Congress to Support Competitive Integrated Employment
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The Transformation to Competitive Employment Act is a bill in the 118th Congress. 

The bill will stop a boss at work to pay less than minimum wage for people with disabilities. 

The bill will give  people with and without disabilities a choice of where they will work and what they will do. 

The bill will stop “sub - minimum wage”. 

This means your boss will have to pay people with disabilities the federal minimum wage. 

Click here to find your state's minimum wage: https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/minimum-wage/state



Transformation: a major change

Competitive: when you have more than one choice to pick from for a job

Employment: a job 

Minimum wage: lowest amount of money a boss can pay an employee. 

Subminimum wage: lower amount of money than minimum wage. 

On February 27th, Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Senator Steve Daines (R-MT), Representative Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-WA-5), and Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA-3) introduced the Transformation to Competitive Integrated Employment Act (S. 533 / H.R. 1263). This bill will assist employers providing employment under special certificates issued under section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 in transforming their business and program models to models that support people with disabilities through competitive integrated employment, by ensuring people with disabilities, families of such people, State and local governments, and other stakeholders are involved in the transformations. 

TCIEA will ensure people employed in programs using such special certificates transition to competitive integrated employment positions. The bill identifies processes to support the shifting of business and program models from special certificates to competitive integrated employment models and integrated community partnerships. The bill supports state and local governments as they revise and implement their Olmstead plans and local plans, in order to improve competitive integrated employment outcomes for people with disabilities. 

This bill was referred to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. 



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