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Walmart Wages

An Open Letter to Doug McMillon, President and CEO of Walmart Stores Inc.

Lisa Pietro | Posted 10.21.2015 | Impact
Lisa Pietro

Mr. McMillon, I hope you take your own words to heart -- and listen to the thousands of Walmart workers across the country who have spoken out to demand more humane working conditions as well as $15 an hour and 40-hour work weeks.

Walmart Is Cutting Back Some Employees' Hours After Raising Wages

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 08.31.2015 | Business

Earlier this year, Walmart announced a plan to increase the wages of as many as 500,000 employees across America. Now, it seems, the company is cutti...

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.

Our Disparity Disorder: Life on the Wage Floors

Doug Levitt | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Doug Levitt

The asset boom combined with wage stagnation have only intensified our nation's disparity disorder, the prime metaphor for which is Walmart and its heirs, the Waltons.

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.

Target Isn't Budging On Wages As Walmart And Others Raise Pay

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 02.26.2015 | Business

Target isn't following in the footsteps of its biggest competitor when it comes to wages. Just days after Walmart announced to much fanfare that i...

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...

Walmart Stores Forced To Give Raises

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2015 | Business

The minimum wage is going up in 21 states.

5 Reasons Shopping at Walmart Makes You a Scrooge This Holiday Season

Linsey Pecikonis | Posted 02.09.2015 | Business
Linsey Pecikonis

Employing this many workers may make the company seem virtuous and altruistic, but the business model is not a model other companies should emulate.

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...

Can Sex Work Make More Sense Than Working At Walmart? Hell, Yes

Lara Michelle | Posted 09.28.2014 | Women
Lara Michelle

I understand that there are women who are indeed coerced into sex work, who are abused by pimps, mistreated by johns, raped and bullied by men on the streets. But that simply was not my story. I made a conscious decision to enter the sex industry. When I wanted to quit, I did. So yes, for me, a job in the sex industry certainly made more sense than a job at Walmart.

Mark Gongloff

Fact-Checking Walmart's Fact-Check Of The New York Times

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.24.2014 | Business

Accused of paying its workers too little, Walmart has responded in the most 2014 way possible: by being snarky on the Internet with a "fact check." Un...

Walmart To Face Shareholder Pressure At Annual Meeting

AP | By ANNE D'INNOCENZIO and MAE ANDERSON | Posted 08.06.2014 | Business

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Wal-Mart's CEO Doug McMillon said the world's largest retailer's task is to more quickly bring e-commerce together with ph...

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 "...

Banks At Walmart Are 'Exploiting The Poor': Investor

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Business

A Wall Street investor told Bloomberg TV Tuesday that Walmart is renting out space to banks that “exploit” the working poor. The investor, Chr...

Obama Just Pissed Off A Bunch Of People By Choosing Walmart

AP | By JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Flanked by bargain-priced displays of women's wear and patio lighting, President Barack Obama came to a Wal-Mart store ...

The 'Paid-What-You're-Worth' Myth

Robert Reich | Posted 05.14.2014 | Business
Robert Reich

It's often assumed that people are paid what they're worth. According to this logic, minimum wage workers aren't worth more than the $7.25 an hour they now receive. If they were worth more, they'd earn more. Any attempt to force employers to pay them more will only kill jobs.

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...

Walmart Day Parade. Anyone?

Richard Zombeck | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Richard Zombeck

We're finally having a discussion about income inequality and the enormous disparity in wealth in this country. Is it really a surprise to anyone that Walmart is the go-to example of what's wrong in this country?

Pro-Walmart Wall Streeter Conducts World's Most Bogus Protest

Posted 12.18.2013 | Business

Walmart usually speaks for itself just fine. But that hasn't stopped a wealthy Wall Streeter from taking up its cause, protesting against higher wages...

Dave Jamieson

Walmart Contractor To Shell Out $4.7M Over Wage Theft Claims

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

A contractor that runs warehouses for Walmart has agreed to pay $4.7 million to settle allegations that it cheated workers out of wages, according to ...

Santa Was Arrested At A Walmart Protest

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2013 | Business

These days it's not so easy to tell if Santa's being naughty or nice. A protest on behalf of Walmart workers in Ontario, Calif., led to the arrest ...

Black Friday: The Perpetual Pursuit of Happiness

Kanene Holder | Posted 01.28.2014 | Impact
Kanene Holder

Thus when we purchase new clothes, shoes, televisions, couches, they are clean, look good and make you feel good, but we do we ever see or feel the blood, sweat, tears and fears of the workers assembling and packaging our presents?