[nabs-l] Goodwill Boycott

Humberto Avila avila.bert.humberto2 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 10 02:10:15 UTC 2012


Hello, I agree with this as well. I hope that by doing the boycott to this
company, in the national / universal spectrum, we are able to put pressure
on employers, and on other companies and corporations, as well as
organizations who pay subminimum wages. We could eventually end up
spreading the word of stopping companies to pay subminimum wages and they
could even see that people with disabilities and including blind people are
capable of being paid like the sighted population. If potential employers
see this change happening, those employers will have a light bulb lit up,
and will be able to see that blind people are competent, then will hire
them. Then we can make more change. I see this happening, from my personal
opinion. Let's hope that the NFB does this. 

-----Original Message-----
From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Sophie Trist
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2012 6:57 PM
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Goodwill Boycott

Justin,

I agree with the points you've made. If Goodwill was boycotted 
universally, it would put more pressure on them to pay their 
disabled workers fair wages. Plus, if Goodwill developed a 
centralized wage policy and gave their workers fair wages, other 
corporations might follow their lead.

 ----- Original Message -----
From: Justin Salisbury <PRESIDENT at alumni.ecu.edu
To: "nabs-l at nfbnet.org" <nabs-l at nfbnet.org
Date sent: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 23:19:15 +0000
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Goodwill Boycott

One more note: I think that local business decision-makers within 
Goodwill Industries would be educated/led to philosophical change 
simply by the fact that the corporate leaders of Goodwill 
Industries adopted a universal fair wage policy (if they did), so 
that would help with the education, too.

Justin M. Salisbury
Class of 2012
B.A. in Mathematics
East Carolina University
president at alumni.ecu.edu

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens 
can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.?   
—MARGARET MEAD
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From: Justin Salisbury
Sent: Saturday, June 09, 2012 7:13 PM
To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
Subject: Goodwill Boycott

Arielle, Gabe, and all:

I like the point that you've made about the decentralized wage 
policies and rewarding good locations, but do you think that 
perhaps a benefit to boycotting universally would be a 
possibility that Goodwill Industries would create a centralized 
(universal) policy that all locations must pay their workers fair 
wages?

I feel like the end result that we want is for Goodwill 
Industries to adopt a universal standard of paying all workers 
fair wages, and the approach that you all have mentioned seems to 
me to address the decisions in individual locations.  I do 
understand the point of leading local business leaders to undergo 
philosophical change and choose to pay their workers fair wages, 
but which item is the top priority: education of individuals or 
achievement of fair wages?   That's not a rhetorical question; I 
want to hear opinions on it.

Justin

Justin M. Salisbury
Class of 2012
B.A. in Mathematics
East Carolina University
president at alumni.ecu.edu

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens 
can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.?   
—MARGARET MEAD


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