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« on: November 18, 2013, 02:53:39 PM »

Walmart in northeast Ohio is holding a holiday canned food drive — for its own underpaid employees. “Please Donate Food Items Here, so Associates in Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner,” a sign reads in the employee lounge of a Canton-area Walmart.

Kory Lundberg, a Walmart spokesman, says the drive is a positive thing. “This is part of the company’s culture to rally around associates and take care of them when they face extreme hardships,” he said. Indeed, Lundberg is correct that it’s commendable to make an effort to help out those who are in need, especially during the holidays.

But the need for a food drive illustrates how difficult it is for Walmart workers to get by on its notoriously low pay. The company has long been plagued by charges that it doesn’t pay its employees a real living wage. In fact, Walmart’s President and CEO, Bill Simon, recently estimated that the majority of its one million associates make less than $25,000 per year, just above the federal poverty line of $23,550 for a family of four. When the Washington DC city council passed a living wage bill requiring Walmart to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 per hour, the chain threatened to shut down its new stores if Mayor Vincent Gray didn’t veto the bill. Gray vetoed the bill.

Walmart’s low wages come at a public cost. Because low-income workers still need housing and health care, taxpayers end up doling out millions in benefits to bridge the gap faced by many of the store’s retail workers. They have also led to strikes at Walmart stores from Seattle to Chicago to Los Angeles in recent weeks.


Read more: http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2013/11/18/2960371/walmart-food-drive/
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« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2013, 03:11:45 AM »

Should of formed a union. Sounds like they got the "right to work" for barley enough to live on. Thanks suckers! Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: November 20, 2013, 04:13:12 AM »

wage slavery is the curse of our times...
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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2013, 05:56:28 PM »

wage slavery is the curse of our times...
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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2013, 06:51:37 PM »

Two years ago Walmart opened a "neighborhood store" in West Linn. Unlike their big box stores, this store only carried groceries and has a pharmacy.

Anyway, when they were interviewing for sales associates/clerks, HR also hooked up people with DHS to help fill the gap. It is not just that Walmart employees make low wages, they seldom get enough hours to qualify for benefits. These are the people who either go without medical insurance or get on Cover Oregon, the Medicaid plan here in Oregon. So yes, taxpayers supplement some Walmart employee's low wage and no benefits jobs while Walmart stockholders get richer by the day. Follow the money or in some cases the lack of it.
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« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2013, 06:57:28 PM »

Two years ago Walmart opened a "neighborhood store" in West Linn. Unlike their big box stores, this store only carried groceries and has a pharmacy.

Anyway, when they were interviewing for sales associates/clerks, HR also hooked up people with DHS to help fill the gap. It is not just that Walmart employees make low wages, they seldom get enough hours to qualify for benefits. These are the people who either go without medical insurance or get on Cover Oregon, the Medicaid plan here in Oregon. So yes, taxpayers supplement some Walmart employee's low wage and no benefits jobs while Walmart stockholders get richer by the day. Follow the money or in some cases the lack of it.
then guess what prime, those workers need to find better jobs...

if they cant they need to obtain skills, education and experience to inable them to do so. Employees get paid what they are worth on the market. If you have few skills, little education and little experience in anything other than menial tasks why do you think you deserve money that those people who do get?
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« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2013, 07:12:10 PM »

then guess what prime, those workers need to find better jobs...

if they cant they need to obtain skills, education and experience to inable them to do so. Employees get paid what they are worth on the market. If you have few skills, little education and little experience in anything other than menial tasks why do you think you deserve money that those people who do get?


just as long as you don't mind subsidizing the rest of the money they need to live on than there is no problem
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« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2013, 07:31:23 PM »


just as long as you don't mind subsidizing the rest of the money they need to live on than there is no problem
you mean those single mothers under 30 with multiple kids who have never been married and who have at most a high school education?

yes I know it some how my responsibility to pay for their shitty decisions
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« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2013, 07:32:23 PM »

It's their fault they're easily replaceable, low value employees.  No one owes them anything.   
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2013, 07:33:25 PM »

you mean those single mothers under 30 with multiple kids who have never been married and who have at most a high school education?

yes I know it some how my responsibility to pay for their shitty decisions

White privilege, write blacken his monthly check you oppressor!  Angry
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« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2013, 07:37:15 PM »

you 2 are so fucking dumb you don't realize you pay the rest of their wage while walmart made 17 billion in profit last year
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« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2013, 07:47:19 PM »

you 2 are so fucking dumb you don't realize you pay the rest of their wage while walmart made 17 billion in profit last year
so youre arguing that we have child limits on welfare recipients?

and for limiting the amount of money they can spend on frivolous spending like smart phone plans, booze, shoes and name brand clothing?
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« Reply #12 on: November 20, 2013, 07:50:01 PM »

so youre arguing that we have child limits on welfare recipients?

and for limiting the amount of money they can spend on frivolous spending like smart phone plans, booze, shoes and name brand clothing?

no what i'm saying is walmart can pay a decent wage so I don't have to cover the rest
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« Reply #13 on: November 20, 2013, 07:53:04 PM »

no what i'm saying is walmart can pay a decent wage so I don't have to cover the rest

Does any of the blame lay with the employees (that they're on public assistance) or only with Walmart?

How many jobs have you created? Lots of people are on welfare because you haven't given them a job. I blame you, the Waltons have supported thousands of people, and saved people millions of dollars unlike most people.
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« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2013, 07:59:26 PM »

Does any of the blame lay with the employees (that they're on public assistance) or only with Walmart?

How many jobs have you created? Lots of people are on welfare because you haven't given them a job. I'll blame you.

can't live on 10 dollars an hour don't care how thifty you are
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« Reply #15 on: November 20, 2013, 08:04:47 PM »

can't live on 10 dollars an hour don't care how thifty you are
so its not their responsibility to obtain skills, education and experience to get paying positions?

actually as a single person you certainly can live on $25K a year which the majority of walmart employees make at least
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« Reply #16 on: November 20, 2013, 08:10:05 PM »

so its not their responsibility to obtain skills, education and experience to get paying positions?

actually as a single person you certainly can live on $25K a year which the majority of walmart employees make at least

wrong they average is 20,000 a year
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« Reply #17 on: November 20, 2013, 08:15:05 PM »

Ah, so the libtards believe that because it is a billion dollar company that it should just pay more in wages.

How much more should they pay and what is it based on?

$10 an hour? Why not $1000 an hour? Is that enough? Perhaps not. Walmart is rich. Just come up with any arbitrary number. It doesn't matter because Walmart can afford it. Right?

See, in a libtard's world no one is allowed to be wealthy. They think everyone should earn the same. No one is expected to get the education necessary or experience in order to move up economically. Those that do are expected to surrender what they worked for to everyone else. You only exist for the state.
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« Reply #18 on: November 20, 2013, 08:16:38 PM »

wrong they average is 20,000 a year
Why did you not answer the question?

so its not their responsibility to obtain skills, education and experience to get paying positions?


please cite your source, all the sources I see is that the majority of FULL TIME workers make 25K or more
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« Reply #19 on: November 20, 2013, 08:20:32 PM »

Ah, so the libtards believe that because it is a billion dollar company that it should just pay more in wages.

How much more should they pay and what is it based on?

$10 an hour? Why not $1000 an hour? Is that enough? Perhaps not. Walmart is rich. Just come up with any arbitrary number. It doesn't matter because Walmart can afford it. Right?

See, in a libtard's world no one is allowed to be wealthy. They think everyone should earn the same. No one is expected to get the education necessary or experience in order to move up economically. Those that do are expected to surrender what they worked for with everyone else. You only exist for the state.

stick to the bible that's more your speed jesus boy.you do realize your paying the rest of their wage ,while walmart makes 30 billion a year
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« Reply #20 on: November 20, 2013, 08:23:34 PM »

Why did you not answer the question?

so its not their responsibility to obtain skills, education and experience to get paying positions?


please cite your source, all the sources I see is that the majority of FULL TIME workers make 25K or more

businessinsider, not everyone can be a doctor or a ceo ,some one has to do these jobs
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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2013, 08:24:33 PM »

stick to the bible that's more your speed jesus boy.you do realize your paying the rest of their wage ,while walmart makes 30 billion a year
are you ok with ppl taking your money and making frivolous purchases? or what about ppl taking your money to support their 3 kids they had while on welfare?
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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2013, 08:26:59 PM »

businessinsider, not everyone can be a doctor or a ceo ,some one has to do these jobs

how about posting a link, again all the sources I see say the majority of FULL TIME workers get paid at least $25K

I agree, the world needs ditch diggers no doubt. If you can understand that why can you not understand that those people shouldnt have multiple kids or make frivilous purchases they cant afford?
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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2013, 08:27:52 PM »

are you ok with ppl taking your money and making frivolous purchases? or what about ppl taking your money to support their 3 kids they had while on welfare?

so your saying all walmart empoyees are making frivolous purchases.post your source
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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2013, 08:33:42 PM »

so your saying all walmart empoyees are making frivolous purchases.post your source
not all but the majority of welfare recipients are single mothers under 30 with 2+ kids who have never been married and who have at most a high school diploma.

so lets focus on that for the moment, are you ok with these recipients continuing to have children if they need assitance?
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