Kirk, McCain, Ayotte, Barrasso Urge Senate to Ratify Disability Treaty Supreme Court Ruling Clears Way for Senate Action on CRPD

WASHINGTON, DC (June 6, 2014) – Following the United States Supreme Court’s ruling in Bond v. United States on Monday, U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) released the below statement. The Bond v. United States case dealt with a federal statute challenge of the Chemical Weapons […]

USBLN® Joins Disability Advocates in Calling for Senate Action on Treaty Following Supreme Court Ruling in Bond Case

WASHINGTON, DC (June 2, 2014) – Today, the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling in the case of Bond v. United States. The unanimous judgment supports what disability advocates and legal scholars had long contended: that the Bond case is not an obstacle to ratifying the Disability Treaty. The coalition of American businesses alongside […]

Disability Equality Index Survey to be Unveiled on June 26, 2014!

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) are excited to announce the public release of the first Annual Disability Equality IndexSM (DEISM). Created by leaders in the business and disability communities, the DEI is an online benchmarking tool that offers businesses the opportunity to receive an objective […]

The USBLN® Applauds Governor Markell's Executive Order 44

DOCOrder Adds Business Owners with Disabilities to Delaware’s Supplier Diversity Efforts WASHINGTON, DC (May 5, 2014) – The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) applauds the recent announcement of Executive Order 44, signed by Delaware Governor Jack Markell adding Business Owners with Disabilities and small businesses to Delaware’s Supplier Diversity efforts. [DOC | PDF]

Future Leaders on the Move!

The USBLN® engages with college students and recent graduates with disabilities through its Student Advisory Council (SAC) and the Career Link Mentoring Program, which is funded through grants from the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation and the Walmart Foundation. We are thrilled to share the following updates from these futures leaders: Nate Finch, SAC Alumnus & […]

Six USBLN® Members Recognized in DiversityInc's Top 10 Companies for People with Disabilities

The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) wishes to congratulate the following companies who were recognized on the2014 DiversityInc Top 10 Companies for People with Disabilities. DiversityInc is a valued USBLN Strategic Alliance and the organization is proud to announce that six of the ten companies listed are members of the USBLN including AT&T; Boehringer Ingelheim; […]

Nominations Now Being Accepted for the Coveted 2014 USBLN® Annual Leadership Awards

WASHINGTON, DC (April 10, 2014) – The US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) is pleased to announce the opening of the nomination process for their coveted 2014 USBLN® Annual Leadership Awards. The awards recognize leading disability workplace, supply chain and marketplace practices. Awardees demonstrate outstanding commitment to promoting disability diversity across their enterprises and clearly embody […]

USBLN® Announces Support of DOJ's Landmark ADA Settlement Agreement with Rhode Island

WASHINGTON, DC (April 8, 2014) – At the Invitation of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), during the Press Conference that DOJ held today at the United States Attorney’s Office in Providence, Rhode Island, USBLN® Executive Director Jill Houghton shared the support of private business to provide career opportunities at competitive wages for individuals with […]

Successful Disability Equality Index Pilot Phase Results Announced at Briefing Held in Washington, D.C.

On March 18, 2014, the USBLN®, in partnership with the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), successfully hosted the Disability Equality Champions Briefing in Washington, D.C. With a full room of business representatives, the USBLN® and AAPD shared high-level learnings from the recently concluded Disability Equality IndexSM (DEISM) pilot. In addition, companies received information […]

Join Ability Transcends Challenges and Become a Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society of Major League Baseball (PBATS) Program Champion

The PBATS program is a partnership between the USBLN® and the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers Society of Major League Baseball (PBATS). PBATS has undertaken an aggressive national communications program, entitled “Ability Transcends Challenges,” which uses illustrations from baseball to demonstrate that people with disabilities can be a significant engine in the economy of our country, […]