Great Op-ed piece by former Congressman Alan Grayson about the recent Wal-Mart strikes. They were small but it’s about time this companies policies and practices become more public. I was a Wal-Mart associate for my first job and it was a completely crap job; I didn’t like it neither did my co-workers. Wal-Mart takes up too much time from your day and doesn’t reimburse its employees properly or provide benefits.
Walmart “associates” make an average of just more than $10 an hour. That means that if they manage to get a full 40 hours a week — and many don’t — they get paid $1,700 a month, before taxes. Somehow, that is supposed to pay for their food, shelter, clothing and medical care, and that of their children. Quite a trick.
In state after state, the largest group of Medicaid recipients is Walmart employees. I’m sure that the same thing…
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