4 comments to “Lawsuit Takes Aim at Sheltered Workshops, Where Disabled Workers Make Far Less than Minimum Wage”

  1. Marybeth Langendorf

    This law needs to he abolished because it say that people with disabilities are worth nothing and treated like slaves or indentured servants! I am an adult with high functioning autism and I do things and work a job just like other people! I am.very successful and productive as a cashier at Home Depot! I got cashier of the month twice!

  2. Kristin

    Good will is the biggest user of 14(c), am I correct? They constantly push for donations on top of the free money they earn by selling merchandise they received for free. Can you imagine owning a shop, receiving all your inventory for nothing, and putting whatever price you want on each item? & getting labor for practically nothing?

    Almost every single person I talk to on non-profits erroneously believe “non profit” is synonymous with “No Profit”. These companies indeed DO profit quite a bit. They get the non-profit status by meeting certain criteria. Employing- rather, enslaving the feeble-minded is apparently an act of charity according to our laws.

  3. John Johnson

    The assumption that the intended beneficiaries of the 14c certificate are people with disabilities is categorically false. The actual band intended beneficiaries are the executive directors and staff the overwhelming majority of whom are no disabled.

  4. Ed scott

    14 c illustrates the problem with legislation that cares for the elderly, odd, sick and disabled – which costs were woven into the fabric of family and local community’s till modern times, and now are born by a shrinking middle class. The well intended law morphed into a wealth machine for some, like, the Dawson’s ($3,000,000 a year) while the intended beneficiaries are exploited beyond ethical justification. (.25 cents an hour)
    It’s fitting and proper that Society cares for the elderly, odd, sick and disabled. It’s essential to our current political discussions.

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