Friday, June 21, 2013

Today I Learned.....

* Parents and students of the Springboro Schools in Ohio continue to worry about the direction of their school board. The current President of the Springboro School Board, Kelly Kohls, wants to teach creationism in the schools. Mrs. Kohls background and radical thinking was demonstrated in a YouTube video. According to her remarks in the video, Kelly Kohls supported SB 5/Issue 2, but thought that SB5/Issue 2 did not go far enough (starting at about 48 minutes).

* Huffpost has information on Goodwill's pay structure. It is shocking.


Goodwill is paying some of its disabled workers just 22 cents an hour, while the charity’s executives make six figure salaries. A labor law loophole enables the practice. 

Some Pennsylvania Goodwill workers who are disabled made as little as 22, 38 and 41 cents per hour in 2011, according to Labor Department documents reviewed by NBC News. That’s because a 1938 law, called the Special Wage Certificate Program, aimed at encouraging employers to hire disabled workers, allows charities and companies to get special certificates from the Department of Labor that permits them to pay disabled workers based on their abilities, with no minimum.....

...As some workers were making as little as 22 cents per hour in 2011, Goodwill International CEO Jim Gibbons made $729,000 in salary and deferred compensation. The CEOs of Goodwill franchises across the country collectively earned about $30 million, according to NBC....

How sad that some executives are getting rich off the work of the disabled.

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