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Minimum Wage Campaigns Force Walmart to Raise Wages in One-Third of Stores

In late 2014, Reuters reported that Walmart would be forced to increase base wages in over one-third of its U.S. stores due to increases to the minimum wage in numerous states across the country. The information was contained in a leaked internal memo, which went on to explain that the company would narrow the gap between lower paid positions and higher paid positions to help absorb some of the cost. Reuters quoted an anonymous manager who explained, “Essentially that wage compression at the upper level of the hourly associate is going to help absorb that cost of the wage increase at the lower level.”[1]

  1. Nathan Layne, "Exclusive: U.S. minimum wage hikes to affect 1,400-plus Walmart stores," Reuters, December 24, 2014. Accessed February 13, 2015.

Relocated from inapp article page --- I am a spouse of an employee at store #1964 and very upset with the treatment and care that your management takes towards there employees, I strongly disagree with management ordering there employees to open up there availability and stagering there hours of work, and also ordering them that if they don't open up that they will loose there benifits, is this how you people treat your employees that have dedicated there lives to wal mart? You even have a head CSM that when it get busy at the registers she hides in the back office, and since that store DOES NOT have a dept.50 there they more worry about employees having a smile on there face than catching someone stealing, No wonder these employees don't get there profit sharing, have you ever heard of a Blue Monday ie: "call out" it's that bad in that store Too cut to the chase why don't you send someone over there a have a chat with the employees and see for yourself how bad it is, it even hit the news papers down here


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