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Joe Roybal
Joe Roybal

Shame on Jim Gibbons...Goodwill Industries CEO. The Handicapped are a group of people at the highest level of the underprivileged and shunned work force. I have seen people with many different types of disabilities that work at the various stores...Autistic, Mental, etc. I have much empathy for them. Our Higher Power looks down on us to assess how we try to voice and help those with with abilities less than us.

Laverne Brown
Laverne Brown

They charge so much they at less could pay a person a fair wage no matter what!!!!!

Larry Willman
Larry Willman

I've decided to take everything to Salvation Army now! They care about Vets and the disabled.

Muhammad Ilyas Shareef
Muhammad Ilyas Shareef

why they r not paying while disabled people hv right to hv this.

Ellen Beck
Ellen Beck

I don't believe anyone is recieving less than minimum wage who are not already recieving other goverment support for living. I need to research this further, but I suspect that those who started this "cause" were not fully informed or did not completely research the validity of their claims, especially since Nick mentions 1938 Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), which is outdated and preceeds the ADA of 1990. I would not sign such a petition without first determining the accuracy of such a cause.

Ellen Beck
Ellen Beck

I once volunteered at a Goodwill work facility for adults w/ closed head injuries, who were being supported by the state; many of them lived in state run group homes. They had the opportunity to earn some spending $$ for doing simple piece work for outside companies which would contract Goodwill. Lunch & bev are provided. There are supervisors to ensure a safe & stable environment, & assist them in learning & practicing appropriate social behavior, comunication, & interactions w/ others.

John David Floyd
John David Floyd

I suspect many of these "taken advantage of" workers are drawing disability pay and medical benefits that, were they earning sufficient monies to equal minimum wage otherwise (but obviously can not due to their disability) would loose their disability payments. And what good would the loss of those benefits accomplish on behalf of the disabled?? None, which is my point. Neither can you place a value on positive self esteem other than priceless. If they are in fact already drawing...

I suspect many of these "taken advantage of" workers are drawing disability pay and medical benefits that, were they earning sufficient monies to equal minimum wage otherwise (but obviously can not due to their disability) would loose their disability payments. And what good would the loss of those benefits accomplish on behalf of the disabled?? None, which is my point. Neither can you place a value on positive self esteem other than priceless. If they are in fact already drawing sufficient assistance to cover living expenses, as the article indicated it is not about the wages but the self- esteem "working"- any job- provides. Then in these instances, repeal of these special "laws" would only serve to make self-righteous indignation "gotta do something" inclined people feel good about themselves- and the loss of the benefit to those persons who needed and appreciated it. Be careful that any action is not a well thought out knee-jertk reaction that increases a problem not cure it.

Maxine Colbert Hollingshed Jefferson

This is a disgrace to any human trying to survive!

Marge Pettigrew Stephans

I usually just give my stuff away to someone on our FB yard sales.

Olaitan Olanrewaju Sfi
Olaitan Olanrewaju Sfi

Am happy to join you here.

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