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Goodwill Industries: Charitable Exploitation

Posted by on Sep 12, 2012 in Goodwill, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Goodwill Industries: Charitable Exploitation

Here’s what Andy Voss, president of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network of Sacramento, told me about Goodwill’s sub-minimum wage policy. “Subminimum wage, as enforced by Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, is wrong because it creates a double standard for how employees, particularly employees with disabilities, should be paid, by offering “special wage certificates”. It devalues the work that the 300,000 Americans with disabilities who work for subminimum wage do and keeps many of them in poverty. In most workplaces, our standard of minimum...

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