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Thousands of disabled workers in PA paid far below minimum wage

About 13,000 disabled Pennsylvanians are earning an average of $2.40 an hour in a legal use of subminimum wages.

Since 1986, there has been no limit to how little they can be paid.

Does this practice provide opportunities for people who wouldn’t otherwise have a job? Or does it exploit those who could work for minimum wage if given the chance?