Release Date: 
Friday, June 15, 2012
Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
Sean Darcy
Governor Paterson's Office
(609) 610-0543

David Paterson to Address Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities

Support Boycott of Goodwill Industries International, Inc.

Event:   Press Conference

Date:    June 20, 2012

Time:    11:00 a.m.

Place:   Steps of New York City Hall

           260 Broadway

           Manhattan, New York City 10007


David A. Paterson, the 55th Governor of the State of New York and a consultant to the National Federation of the Blind (NFB), will urge that all Americans with disabilities be paid at least the federal minimum wage.  The Governor will also express his support for the NFB’s recently announced boycott against Goodwill Industries International Inc., one of the largest and most well-known organizations paying subminimum wages to disabled workers.  If you are a member of the press and plan to attend, please RSVP to Sean Darcy at (609) 610-0543.