Walmart Increases Wages

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?

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One comment

  1. I think it’s not enough, but still it’s a small victory. It’s a sign that they are feeling some pressure and are willing to make concessions. I think we should use this momentum to keep pushing for $15.

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