[Nfbnet-members-list] Fwd: Goodwill Boycott Action Alert

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Wed Jun 13 15:03:40 UTC 2012

Dear Fellow Federationist: As you know, we are working to pass H.R. 
3086, the Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2011. This 
bill phases out the subminimum wage provisions of the Fair Labor 
Standards Act over a three-year period. As of today, we have forty-six 
supporting organizations and seventy-eight cosponsors. Goodwill 
Industries International not only refuses to support this bill but has 
been advocating against fair wages for disabled Americans. Paying people 
with disabilities less than the minimum wage is unfair, discriminatory, 
and immoral. On June 7, we announced a nationwide boycott of all 
Goodwill stores. Please continue the boycott and urge others to do the 
same. Second, please contact your local Goodwill affiliate and transmit 
or deliver the attached letter from Dr. Maurer to both the president and 
entire local Goodwill board of directors. Urge the board of directors to 
(1) adopt and publicize policies against the payment of subminimum 
wages, and (2) endorse H.R. 3086. Third, contact your local media and 
tell them about the subminimum wages, Goodwill, and the boycott. Ask 
them to report on this subject. Be sure to keep us apprised of your 
activity by emailing us at fairwages at nfb.org<mailto:fairwages at nfb.org>. 
We will not rest until the law that permits the payment of subminimum 
wages to people with disabilities is repealed. Mr. Anil Lewis, M.P.A. 
"Eliminating Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities" 
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