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Forbes: Does Goodwill Exploit Disabled Workers?

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Aug 1, 2013 — Forbes covers the Autistic Self Advocacy Network's petition:

...Goodwill’s practices may be entirely legal, but I can only imagine how demeaning it would feel to earn $3.99 an hour. Especially an organization like Goodwill, where the mission, as one of its statement says, is “to eliminate barriers to opportunity and help people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work,” should take a hard look at its budget and come up with the funds to pay all of its 117,000 workers at least the minimum wage. That’s part of helping people live up to their potential.

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Does Goodwill Industries Exploit Disabled Workers?
Does Goodwill Industries Exploit Disabled Workers?
A Goodwill worker in Sioux Falls, S.D. For Sheila Leigland, a blind Goodwill employee in Great Falls, Montana, earning $3.99 an hour was already tough. But when the Rockville, Md.-based nonprofit wanted to cut her salary to $2.75, she decided it was time to quit. "I want to be paid a [...]

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