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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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Millennials: The Lost Generation

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013 in Blog, Lost Generation | 0 comments

Millennials: The Lost Generation

    In the past, I’ve dubbed Millennials a Lost Generation. This cool info-graphic includes some of the reasons why. H/T http://www.nonprofitcollegesonline.com/millenials/ Source:...

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Abel Maldonado’s Record of Running Over the “Little Guy”

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Blog, California Politics, Featured Post | 0 comments

Abel Maldonado’s Record of Running Over the “Little Guy”

Maldonado is no more a fighter for ‘the little guy’ than he is a defender of the anti-tax pledge.

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9 CA GOP Legislators Voted for $2 Billion Tax Extension

Posted by on Oct 5, 2013 in Blog, California Politics, Featured Post | 0 comments

9 CA GOP Legislators Voted for $2 Billion Tax Extension

A week ago, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a $2 billion tax extension. Unless you’re a Capitol insider, you probably missed the news. Only the Los Angeles Times and Sacramento Bee featured short web stories about the issue. Before you criticize the mainstream media for once again covering for liberal Democrats, realize that 9 Republican legislators voted for the $2 billion tax extension. The tax measure would have failed without the GOP votes. Senate GOP Leader Bob Huff joined by his colleagues Anthony Cannella, R- Ceres; Bill Emmerson, R-Redlands; Jean Fuller, R-Bakersfield; and...

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Fireworks Erupt on CA Legislators’ Junket to Armenia

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 in Around the World, Blog, California Politics, Featured Post | 0 comments

Fireworks Erupt on CA Legislators’ Junket to Armenia

Fireworks erupted on California legislators’ junket to Armenia.

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