The moms are deeply frustrated with the response they’ve received from county and state officials.
VARC’s former CEO Anthony Ugo was paid over $1 million in 2016 by the charity, which employs workers with disabilities on subminimum wages.
Why does Vernon County need a 128-bed jail that costs $1.8 million a year to run and is largely used to house inmates from the Milwaukee area?
61 workers with disabilities at ORC were being paid subminimum wages as of Jan. 1.
The firing of three long-time employees at the co-op sparked a backlash and hints at deeper problems inside the organization.
Gundersen and Mayo received millions in federal help in July.
Mayo garnished $74,200 in wages from its own workers in La Crosse and Vernon counties in the last two years.
ORC Industries paid its president over $800k in 2018.