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Walmart Minimum Wage

Walmart's Small Wage Increase Not Enough for Employees, Taxpayers

Frank Clemente | Posted 06.07.2015 | Politics
Frank Clemente

Walmart would need to raise its base pay to $15 an hour to properly compensate its workers and relieve America's taxpayers from picking up part of its payroll tab. Can Walmart afford it? The Walton family saw their fortune increase by $21 billion last year alone. For about half that amount they could give every one of Walmart's 1.3 million U.S. employees a $5-an-hour raise.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Why Corporate America Is Finally Raising Wages

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 04.02.2015 | Business

It's good for business.

Winning Marathons While Running Uphill

Mike Lux | Posted 05.03.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

Republican Congress or not, big-money opposition or not, progressives can win victories over the next couple of years if they stay creative, stay aggressive, and never give up. The last couple of weeks have given proof enough of that reality.

10 Companies That Aren't Waiting For Congress To Raise The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business

Walmart and T.J. Maxx are two of the latest companies.

T.J. Maxx Follows Walmart's Lead And Raises Wages

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 02.25.2015 | Business

Walmart isn’t the only retailer bumping its minimum wage to $9 an hour. T.J. Maxx, Marshalls and other department stores owned by TJX Companies s...

Emily Peck

Walmart's Raise Could Be A Turning Point For The Whole Economy

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Peck | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business

Walmart just gave half a million people a raise. Could you be next?

Walmart's CEO Voted For Arkansas Minimum Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.19.2015 | Politics

Many Arkansas residents voted last year to raise the minimum wage in Walmart’s backyard. Turns out the retail giant's CEO was one of them. “I ...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Gives 500,000 Workers A Raise

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.19.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON -- In a move that could alter the minimum wage debate and improve the image of the world's largest retailer, Walmart announced it will rais...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart To Employees: Relax, The Minimum Wage Is Going Up!

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.18.2015 | Business

Last year, the worker group OUR Walmart began circulating petitions in Walmart stores calling for a $15 minimum wage and consistent, full-time hours f...

Walmart Stores Forced To Give Raises

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business

The minimum wage is going up in 21 states.

Walmart Is Planning To Abandon The Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.16.2014 | Business

The latest sign that the tide is turning in favor of better pay for low-wage workers: Walmart's CEO on Wednesday announced the company's intention eve...

Jillian Berman

The Terrible Economy Just Claimed Another Victim: Walmart's U.S. CEO

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 07.24.2014 | Business

The sluggish U.S. economic recovery just claimed another job. Bill Simon, CEO of Walmart U.S., is stepping down, Walmart announced on Thursday. Si...

Millionaire Walmart CEO Says He's Just Another Associate

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Business

Walmart's chief executive deflected a question on Wednesday about how to improve his employees' lives by reportedly proclaiming himself just another "...

Robert Reich Trashes White House 'Numbskull' For Walmart Event

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.09.2014 | Business

Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich trashed the White House on Thursday for using Walmart, an enemy of unions and fair-pay advocates, as a poster comp...

Former CEO: There Is No One Representing Low-Wage Workers

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics

As several of the nation’s top business leaders prepare to rally support behind the Fair Minimum Wage Act, one of those attendees spoke out Wednesda...

Dave Jamieson

How Gap's Minimum Wage Move Is Already Paying Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.21.2014 | Business

Gap Inc. CEO Glenn Murphy shook up the retail world this week by announcing that the retailer would voluntarily raise its corporate-wide minimum wage ...

Walmart's Weak Profits Are Proof We Need A Minimum-Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business

Walmart currently does not support raising the federal minimum wage. However, considering the company's lackluster performance over the past few month...

Gap Takes Big Stance On Minimum Wage

Reuters | Aditi Shrivastava | Posted 02.20.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Apparel retailer Gap Inc said it would raise the hourly pay for its U.S. employees to $9 in June 2014 and $10 in June 2015, after the Whi...

Walmart Denies Report It's Weighing Support For A Minimum-Wage Hike

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck and Emily Cohn | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business

Walmart is denying a Bloomberg report that said the nation's largest private employer is considering supporting an increase in the minimum wage. "W...

Minimum Wages, Bargaining Power, Poverty, and Work

Jared Bernstein | Posted 02.01.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

Look, at the end of the day, what policy makers really need to be looking for are ideas that most efficiently reduce wage and income inequality. That's a main reason why I've been so stuck on full employment, as it perfectly meets that criterion.

Walmart Exec: Minimum Wage Debate Is Shortsighted

Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

Last month, Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray buckled under pressure from retail giant Walmart and vetoed a controversial bill that would have requ...

Dave Jamieson

Labor Secretary: More Employers Need To Emulate Costco

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Count Labor Secretary Thomas Perez among the many admirers of Costco. In a speech in the nation's capital on poverty Tuesday, Perez s...

Jillian Berman

How Raising The Minimum Wage Could Boost Walmart

HuffingtonPost.com | Jillian Berman | Posted 09.04.2013 | Business

President Barack Obama wants workers to make more money. Walmart and other low-wage employers also want to make more money. They could both get wh...

Walmart CEO's Dubious Minimum Wage Claim

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

Fast food and retail workers across the country have taken to the streets this year to decry their low wages. But the CEO of Walmart, which is often a...

The Moral Case for a Higher Minimum Wage

Sean McElwee | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Sean McElwee

The fact that we must still advocate for the minimum wage, progressive taxation, unions and Social Security -- programs taken for granted decades ago - indicates how barbaric our society has become. That is why raising the minimum wage is the only moral option available to us today.