Thanks to In These Times, we now know that workers with disabilities earn 22 cents an hour at Goodwill. We also know that they have no legislative protection because of a provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act. No wonder the Goodwill logo looks so much like that of Walmart.
The Nonprofiteer is a big fan of thrift shopping, and even holds a frequent-flyer card which entitles her to discounts at Goodwill stores in Illinois, Indiana and Michigan; but she's withdrawing her custom from Goodwill unless and until the agency stops treating people with disabilities like they have no value. She urges her readers to do the same, and to let Goodwill executives know why.
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