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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

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

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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Goodwill Buys Online Ads Defending Low Pay for Workers

Posted by on Jul 10, 2013 in Blog, Featured Post, Goodwill | 0 comments

Goodwill Buys Online Ads Defending Low Pay for Workers

Goodwill Industries, which pays some workers just pennies per hour, purchased online advertisements defending its labor practices.

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Policies, tax dollars enrich Goodwill execs

Posted by on May 23, 2013 in Blog, Featured Post, Goodwill | 0 comments

Policies, tax dollars enrich Goodwill execs

A majority of Goodwill organizations pay workers with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage, while simultaneously spending tens of millions of dollars in executive compensation and travel-related expenses

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