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Mike Corso
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5 months ago

The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 halted plans to change how it asks people about disabilities after facing a growing backlash from the disability community.

Advocates for disabled people had argued that proposed changes to disability questions on the bureau's American Community Survey would artificially reduce their numbers by more than 40%, limiting the ability of some to get vital resources for housing, schools or program benefits. They also argued that they weren't properly consulted on such a major overhaul.

“Good news! Good news! Good news! They got the message. If you recall, I posted about this possibility weeks ago. Our Community's voiced their concerns as over 12,000 public comments flooded the Census Bureau. It just goes to show you what speaking with one voice can do. #AWU #togetherwecan

Here is proof that speaking with one voice makes a difference. Come and join Abled Workers Unite at jobcase.com/groups and be part of the voice.

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Mike Corso
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The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 halted plans to change how it asks people about disabilities after facing a growing backlash from the disability community.

Advocates for disabled people had argued that proposed changes to disability questions on the bureau's American Community Survey would artificially reduce their numbers by more than 40%, limiting the ability of some to get vital resources for housing, schools or program benefits. They also argued that they weren't properly consulted on such a major overhaul.

“Good news! Good news! Good news! They got the message. If you recall, I posted about this possibility weeks ago. Our Community's voiced their concerns as over 12,000 public comments flooded the Census Bureau. It just goes to show you what speaking with one voice can do. #AWU #togetherwecan

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Mike Corso
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6 months ago

Why Abled Workers Unite? The goal of the group is to create a large single voice to effect change in the workforce to demand Accessibility and Inclusion. Remember there is strength in numbers. #AWU #togetherwecan #disability

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over 6 months ago

I posted a link to this article a couple of days ago to see what the group's reaction woul be. I am posting the link again because this is a big deal. You see Federal dollars are allocated and distributed based off the census in many areas. If the new proposal is adopted and that accounts for a drop in 40% of the number od people with disabilities that means that there could very well be a 40% decrease in the amount of federal dollars allocated for programs to support the disability Community. This is not good! We need to make noise about this. Call your Congress person. Tell them NO on this. Together We Can make a difference! #AWU #togetherwecan

If you are a person with a disability Come and join Abled Workers Unite at jobcase.com/groups. Help us make a difference.

#https://www.npr.org/2023/12/18/1218954729/census-bureau-survey-disabled-people-with-disabilities

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Mike Corso
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over 6 months ago

I posted a link to this article a couple of days ago to see what the group's reaction woul be. I am posting the link again because this is a big deal. You see Federal dollars are allocated and distributed based off the census in many areas. If the new proposal is adopted and that accounts for a drop in 40% of the number od people with disabilities that means that there could very well be a 40% decrease in the amount of federal dollars allocated for programs to support the disability Community. This is not good! We need to make noise about this. Call your Congress person. Tell them NO on this. Together We Can make a difference! #AWU #togetherwecan

#https://www.npr.org/2023/12/18/1218954729/census-bureau-survey-disabled-people-with-disabilities

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over 6 months ago

HR magazine shares workplace adjustments/accommodations aren't enough, and in most cases are difficult to get.

📢 Only 19% of managers said obtaining an accommodation was easy.

📢 1 in 3 disabled employees felt their employer was genuine about removing barriers

📢 8% of employees waited over a year for an adjustment

📢 75% of managers said adjustments helped disabled employees enjoy their job more and were more productive. #AWU #disability #togetherwecan

Come and join Abled Workers Unite at jobcase.com/groups

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HR magazine shares workplace adjustments/accommodations aren't enough, and in most cases are difficult to get.

📢 Only 19% of managers said obtaining an accommodation was easy.

📢 1 in 3 disabled employees felt their employer was genuine about removing barriers

📢 8% of employees waited over a year for an adjustment

📢 75% of managers said adjustments helped disabled employees enjoy their job more and were more productive. #AWU #disability #togetherwecan

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over 6 months ago

The EEOC just finished their fiscal year and guess what?

Disability was the largest category of discrimination cases BY FAR. Disability also posted the largest % increase—with a 77% increase in filings from FY22.

There is still so much work to do folks. Abled Workers Unite! Let's make a difference. #AWU #disability #togetherwecan

Come and join Abled Workers Unite at jobcase.com/groups and help us make a difference.

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The EEOC just finished their fiscal year and guess what?

Disability was the largest category of discrimination cases BY FAR. Disability also posted the largest % increase—with a 77% increase in filings from FY22.

There is still so much work to do folks. Abled Workers Unite! Let's make a difference. #AWU #disability #togetherwecan

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over 6 months ago

Hi Abled Workers Unite group. I just got back from a conference this week that was focused on equitable hiring of marginalized communities. Yes, the disabled community was included in the group of marginalized communities but let's just say not prominently.

Please focus on the words "not prominently". I would tell whoever would listen that Accessibility and Inclusion in the workplace should be a no brainer. Clearly they are not.

Why am I telling you this? To emphasize the importance of our group and its growth. Our goal (thank you Jobcase) is to build the largest community of people with disabilities who will speak as one collective voice to effect changes for Accessibility and Inclusion. Please invite fiends to our group at jobcase.com/groups. Together we can be a loud voice for change. #AWU #disability #togetherwecan

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