Amid pressure from labor groups to provide its workforce with a better living wage, Walmart has announced that it will pay all workers at least $9 per hour beginning this April, a decision that will cost $1 billion and affect 500,000 employees, with the company additionally committing to a $10 hourly wage by 2016. What do you think?
“Who needs labor unions when all it takes is dozens of damning exposés and two decades of public protest to achieve the smallest possible step in the right direction?”
Cheryl Bergstrom • Brand Incorporator
“Fine, but they’re not raising the price of my shampoo.”
James Tyson • Funeral Scheduler
“Since when has working for Walmart been about the money?”
Mark Grinnell • Glass Etcher