Yesterday, Walmart announced that it is raising the wages of 500,000 minimum wage workers. Soon, employees will see an increase to $9.00 per hour and a year from now, pay will increase to $10 per hour. While this will be an improvement for many, it is far below the $15 an hour workers were seeking from the company–the largest employer in America. In addition, the increase will not significantly impact the 46% of Walmart’s workforce who work part time.
Do you think Walmart’s decision is a good sign for low-wage workers?