Originally Posted by AndroFan How about watching the video?
I did. The biggest point was a strawman argument about regional CEO's salaries. The whole "CEO salary" thing people get up in arms about (not just with Goodwill) is a silly argument, because the idea of hiring a C-level exec to run a company predicates on being able to actually bring in someone with that very specialized skillset. Despite the fact that the Goodwill Organization is a charity, the stores need to be run as a business, and no executive will agree to work for below the market rate.
This argument is also very separate from the idea of the specialized program these disabled workers are in. While it would be great for everyone to be paid a minimum wage, these employees are often functioning at an incredibly lower level of ability, due to many medical/physical/mental issues. They would be otherwise unemployable if it weren't for these programs. If these organizations were required to pay at the state minimum wage, they wouldn't be able to hire these types of people at all.
In addition, the video didn't address the fact that these disabled individuals are also receiving federal and state benefits due to their disability. Like I said before, if they were able to work normally, and received a minimum wage salary, it would disqualify them from many of these benefits that pay for their housing, food, and medical costs.