Isn’t this true of most businesses? Starting wages are usually at minimum wage at other grocery stores. Why is Walmart the only grocery store being targeted? We’ve raised our minimum wage before, but still no one can live on it. This should say something about the cost of living, not about corporations that pay the minimum wage; which is set by the Government. This makes a statement about the kind of Government we have in America. We want to ruin a strategically well-run business because of the laws that the Government issues. If Walmart associates don’t earn enough to support a family, then maybe they should look into finding a new job or another job to make ends meet. It’s not Walmart’s fault that they are paying their employees the national average.
If Walmart wants their employees to work “off-the-clock” without breaks, it is the employees job to stop them and say “HEY, I NEED A BREAK!” They have a right to say no and if the employees aren’t exercising their right, I think it’s their own fault. As for health care issues in this company if the employee is eligible for it but cannot support a family on their wages, how are they able to afford the health care? Tough Shit. Health care is expensive everywhere. I think the Government is portraying the survival of the fittest without supplying a national health care plan. Its a whole “let’s get rid of people in America because our national average of citizens is too high.” Our country shouldn’t be treating us this way and we shouldn’t be targeting Walmart because they are making savvy business decision based on making money. Every other company does some not so spectacular decision-making and most companies fall for their selfish endeavors. Walmart is still standing with their low prices, Always.