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Known Charities Pay Disabled Workers Wages as Low as 22 Cents an Hour — And It’s Legal
06-23-2013, 05:06 PM #1
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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One of the nation’s best-known charities is paying disabled workers as little as 22 cents an hour, thanks to a 75-year-old legal loophole that critics say needs to be closed. Goodwill Industries, a multibillion-dollar company whose executives make six-figure salaries, is among the nonprofit groups permitted to pay thousands of disabled workers far less than minimum wage because of a federal law known as Section 14 ©. Labor Department records show that some Goodwill workers in Pennsylvania earned wages as low as 22, 38 and 41 cents per hour in 2011.

A Barnes & Noble spokeswoman defended the Section 14 © program as providing jobs to “people who would otherwise not have [the opportunity to work].”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/known-chari...-its-legal

Pretty shabby.
06-23-2013, 06:26 PM #2
Octo Mother Superior
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Shameful! vic.gif
06-23-2013, 06:33 PM #3
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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sad2.gif Another example of capitalism out of control.

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06-23-2013, 09:22 PM #4
j browsing Member
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shameful and an outrage..the law should be changed gaah.gif

"when life gives you lemons..throw them at someone"...Grumpy Cat good.png
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06-23-2013, 11:33 PM #5
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
(06-23-2013, 05:06 PM)Shadow Wrote:  One of the nation’s best-known charities is paying disabled workers as little as 22 cents an hour, thanks to a 75-year-old legal loophole that critics say needs to be closed. Goodwill Industries, a multibillion-dollar company whose executives make six-figure salaries, is among the nonprofit groups permitted to pay thousands of disabled workers far less than minimum wage because of a federal law known as Section 14 ©. Labor Department records show that some Goodwill workers in Pennsylvania earned wages as low as 22, 38 and 41 cents per hour in 2011.

A Barnes & Noble spokeswoman defended the Section 14 © program as providing jobs to “people who would otherwise not have [the opportunity to work].”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/known-chari...-its-legal

Pretty shabby.


That's absolute bullshite. If they can do the job, pay them at least minimum wage.
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06-23-2013, 11:34 PM #6
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
"All men are created equal"...
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06-23-2013, 11:40 PM #7
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
OMG!! This makes me absolutely LIVID!!

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06-23-2013, 11:41 PM #8
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
This is exploitation.

They done pissed off a Pirate!!
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06-23-2013, 11:42 PM #9
JollyRoger Incognito Anonymous
 
In 1936, .22/hour was worth about 5 or 6 dollars today.

They have never received a cost of living raise. Oooooo!!! I'm Fookin PISSED! I NEVER knew this.
06-23-2013, 11:46 PM #10
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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I had always assumed they were making minimum wage - really gripes my ass as well. The amount they pay goes to show what they really think of them.

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06-23-2013, 11:57 PM #11
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I just left a message for KOMO News 4 Problem Solvers. I hope they run with this. Monday, I'm calling the Washington State Attorney General's Office and filing a complaint.
06-24-2013, 04:31 AM #12
White Ribbon call me
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there wouldnt be any point in attempting to work for 22 cents an hour.. even for $6 an hour, why bother..

minimum wage for disabled workers in Australia is $16 an hour.. and that is pretty low for our standards..

i dont know how these North American countries can pay people as low as $6 an hour.. its 3rd world..



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