Letters to the Editor

Your views in 200 words or less



TACOMA: City smart to team with Goodwill

Re: “Tacoma teams with Goodwill to battle graffiti” (TNT, 12-22)

It’s great to see that the city is taking action to clean up the blight of graffiti in our neighborhoods. Using crews from Goodwill’s Go2 Property Services is a great idea, and I know from personal experience that these workers do an absolutely excellent job.

We employed workers from Go2 last spring for yard cleanup, and they did a marvelous job. Their rates are great, they were hard-working, they showed up on time (a rarity these days), worked very efficiently and we could not have been happier with their

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GOODWILL: Low wages unfair to disabled employees

I am highly disappointed to learn that in some states Goodwill is being unfair to its disabled employees and lowering their wages. (I have no evidence that this is the case here.)

Goodwill’s unethical behavior of lowering wages of disabled employees while not changing every other employee’s wages is incomprehensible. Goodwill is not living up to its name, mission, or values of respect, stewardship, ethics, learning or innovation.

Disabled individuals are vulnerable people who sadly are taken advantage of often and it needs to stop. As I am disabled I can speak from experience. Although disabled folks have many challenges,

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