October 4, 2017; Our Town Johnstown (Daily American)
The trope is now almost torturously familiar: the “sheltered workshop” that pays employees with disabilities a subminimum wage while paying execs generously, hiring family members into well-paid positions, and doing big business with board members. NPQ has seen this same cookie-cutter pattern in Maine and Nebraska.
On Tuesday, we covered the story of one Pennsylvania Goodwill that has declared itself out of the sheltered workshop model. But, as we said then, there are still another hundred such programs in the state. This is the story of one of those that remain—and it also fits the model described above to such a tee that we have to wonder if there is a handbook somewhere.
Before we begin, we woul