Updates

Submit your comments on 14(c) sub-minimum wage to Dept of Labor by Friday!

The U.S. Department of Labor is collecting input on Section 14© of the Fair Labor Standards Act, which allows people with disabilities to be paid less than minimum wage. Currently, we are seeing that the comments are weighted heavily toward keeping sub-minimum wage facilities in place. This is an important time to highlight the significant […]

Action Alert: Call-in Days on State Budget this Tuesday-Thursday!

Survival Coalition is hosting call-in days this Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for people with disabilities, family members and disability allies to call their state Senator and State Representative. The Joint Finance Committee has finished its work; the state budget must now be approved or amended further by the full State Senate and State Assembly, with […]

Survival Coalition Develops 6 Information Sheets Comparing Gov Budget To Joint Finance Proposal

The Joint Finance Committee (JFC) finished making changes to the Governor’s proposed budget this week. The state budget must now be approved or amended further by the full State Senate and State Assembly. Survival Coalition has developed a summary of disability issues as proposed in the Governor’s budget compared with the Joint Finance Committee proposal. […]

People with disabilities can’t wait: transportation budget

Survival Coalition appreciates new investments in public transportation for people with disabilities that were approved in the Joint Finance Committee budget, but remains concerned that a continued lack of necessary investment in public transit and other transportation options for non-drivers are not addressing the needs of  people with disabilities and their families. Read full document.

Survival Coalition Recommendations on DOT Budget Options

The Department of Transportation (DOT) provides funding for public transit and other county-based transportation services critical to people with disabilities, aging adults, and low-income caregivers commuting to work in client’s homes. Survival Coalition has reviewed the Legislative Fiscal Bureau budget papers for DOT and recommends the committee support the following alternatives: See full document.

Survival Coalition Statement on Joint Finance Committee DHS Budget Vote

People with disabilities and older adults can’t wait: state budget committee makes some critical investments, not others The Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee’s (JFC) actions yesterday in considering the Department of Health Services budget show they have begun to listen statewide to the overwhelming numbers who are struggling to find adequate care to remain in their […]