Walmart Raising Wage to at Least $9 - Politics ok

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    Buffeted by a tightening job market, high employee turnover and scrutiny of its labor practices, Walmart, the largest private employer in the country, said on Thursday that it would increase wages for a half-million employees.

    The retail giant, which for years has been the target of widespread criticism over its low pay structure and increasing reliance on part-time workers, said that all of its United States workers would earn at least $9 an hour by April.


    While the company said about 40 percent of its work force, or 500,000 people including those at the wholesale Sam’s Club outlets, would be affected, many of those raises will amount to much less than a dollar an hour more. A mere 6,000 employees receive the federal minimum of $7.25 an hour. Its part-time force already earns an average wage of $9.48, and full-timers an average of $12.85.

    “Walmart has been in labor disputes for years now, and people have been waiting to see when the shoe is going to drop,” said Calvin Silva, retail analyst at Nasdaq. “They realized that they were seeing some of the highest turnover for employees compared to the rest of the industry.”

    Walmart lags major retailers like Gap and Ikea, which have taken steps recently to set hourly wages at or above the $9 level, in an effort to reduce turnover and attract more lower-wage workers. Even those higher pay scales fall short of compensation offered by the likes of Costco, known to offer wages closer to $20 an hour, or the Container Store.

    Walmart lags major retailers like Gap and Ikea, which have taken steps recently to set hourly wages at or above the $9 level, in an effort to reduce turnover and attract more lower-wage workers. Even those higher pay scales fall short of compensation offered by the likes of Costco, known to offer wages closer to $20 an hour, or the Container Store.

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    those tubes of ground beef
    those are pretty fucking gross looking
     
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    Why? It's just ground beef. They grind pork and put in tubes as sausage.
     
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    OMFG!!!

    How the fuck are they going to stay in business???

    OMG... OMG... OMG... OMG...

    They probably have to help pay for those pesky 'health benefits' too, right?

    The end is nigh!
     
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    it looks gross
    it's a strange way to package it
    i'll have no part of those things
     
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    I heard Walmart imports its meat from Brazil. I refuse to eat it and find out the hard way. I dont know if its true but I ain’t taking the chance.
     
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    the Walton family can go fuck themselves.
     
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    Stop the clock
     
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    It's all over now. The poor have been strategically continuing to amass the numbers despite government attempts to stop them, now they'll have the money needed to pull off their evil plan. :shakey:
     
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    Think of it as a stack of burgers. Like the cookie dough, you slice em off and cook.
     
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    Isnt this the way it should be, the business decides what to pay its employees. They dont pay enough, job hunters will look elsewhere :dontknow:

    Flamesuit on.....
     
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    You haven’t been to very many small towns i see. Walmart comes into a small town destroys local businesses and leaves very little choice for jobs.
     
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    They're spending $1 billion on this.

    What a great American company. They really improve the lives of so many people.

    God bless free market capitalism

    @Bro
     
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    yeah, except that ppl like howard would hire retards and pay them 50 cents a day.
    "wow look gary, 2 whole quarters"
     
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    All right, you cheap lousy consumers, open your wallets.
     
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    Yep with 9 bucks they can live the good life while the Waltons rake in Billions in profit. :rolleyes:
     
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    The Walton family has so much money, they laugh at Howard.
     
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    Yeah, you're not supposed to "live the good life" from an entry level job.

    Entry level jobs let you take the first step on the employment ladder so that you can get promotions and better jobs in the future.
     
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    And bully its distributors into selling to them at a much lower rate than they would to other retailers.

     
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