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Legislator, Labor Leader Champions Pay Equity for Disabled Workers

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Blog, Featured Post, Goodwill | 0 comments

Legislator, Labor Leader Champions Pay Equity for Disabled Workers

Asm. Lorena Gonzalez, a former secretary-treasurer of the San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council, says she intends to pursue pay equity at Goodwill.

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Disability groups deliver petitions to Goodwill

Posted by on Nov 2, 2013 in Blog, Goodwill | 0 comments

Disability advocacy groups throughout the country are planning a sizeable delivery to Goodwill Industries today. But, instead of secondhand clothing or gently-used goods, the disability rights groups will be dropping off thousands of signed petitions from citizens who are demanding that the nonprofit clean up its labor practices. More than 100 Goodwill entities nationwide employ workers through the Special Wage Certificate program, a Depression-era loophole in federal labor law that allows organizations to pay subminimum wages to people with disabilities. In May, a Watchdog.org investigation...

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5 CA Goodwill charities pay employees less than minimum wage

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Five California-based Goodwill charities pay hundreds of employees less than minimum wage, while providing lucrative compensation packages to top executives, a CalWatchDog.com investigation has found. In 2010, the five CEOs of Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada, Goodwill of Silicon Valley, Goodwill Industries of Orange County, Goodwill Industries of San Diego County and Goodwill Southern California earned a combined $1.78 million in total compensation. The average executive took home nearly $30,000 per month in pay and benefits. It would take a minimum wage...

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