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80% Of WalMart Employees Need Food Stamps!!

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Wal Mart Costs TaxPayers

Martin, TN

#1 Nov 27, 2012
Walmart, one of the richest corporations in the world, refuses to pay its employees a livable wage or provide any form of decent healthcare, increasing reliance on government assistance, and the need for a social safety net.
At over $446 billion per year, Walmart is the third highest revenue grossing corporation in the world. Walmart earns over $15 billion per year in pure profit and pays its executives handsomely. In 2011, Walmart CEO Mike Duke – already a millionaire a dozen times over – received an $18.1 million compensation package. The Walton family controlling over 48 percent of the corporation through stock ownership does even better. Together, members of the Walton family are worth in excess of $102 billion – which makes them one of the richest families in the world.

What is shameful is that CEO Mike Duke makes more money in one hour, than his employees earn in an entire year. Yet, Walmart – which employs millions of people in its stores, distribution centers, and warehouses – continues to abuse its employees and refuses to pay them a livable wage. The company has frequently been charged with wage theft claims by workers who point to the most common forms of wage theft: the refusal to pay proper overtime, the refusal to honor the minimum wage, and illegal paycheck deductions.

Meanwhile, Walmart routinely blocks any attempt by workers to organize, using anti-union propaganda and scare tactics, firing employees without just cause, failing to provide any form of decent healthcare coverage or a livable wage.

To make matters worse, these abusive Walmart policies have increased employee reliance on government assistance and the need for a government funded social safety net. In fact, Walmart has become the number one driver behind the growing use of food stamps in the United States with "as many as 80 percent of workers in Wal-Mart stores using food stamps."

Since: Apr 12

Englewood, CO

#2 Nov 27, 2012
Wal Mart Costs TaxPayers wrote:
Walmart, one of the richest corporations in the world, refuses to pay its employees a livable wage or provide any form of decent healthcare, increasing reliance on government assistance, and the need for a social safety net.
At over $446 billion per year, Walmart is the third highest revenue grossing corporation in the world. Walmart earns over $15 billion per year in pure profit and pays its executives handsomely. In 2011, Walmart CEO Mike Duke – already a millionaire a dozen times over – received an $18.1 million compensation package. The Walton family controlling over 48 percent of the corporation through stock ownership does even better. Together, members of the Walton family are worth in excess of $102 billion – which makes them one of the richest families in the world.
What is shameful is that CEO Mike Duke makes more money in one hour, than his employees earn in an entire year. Yet, Walmart – which employs millions of people in its stores, distribution centers, and warehouses – continues to abuse its employees and refuses to pay them a livable wage. The company has frequently been charged with wage theft claims by workers who point to the most common forms of wage theft: the refusal to pay proper overtime, the refusal to honor the minimum wage, and illegal paycheck deductions.
Meanwhile, Walmart routinely blocks any attempt by workers to organize, using anti-union propaganda and scare tactics, firing employees without just cause, failing to provide any form of decent healthcare coverage or a livable wage.
To make matters worse, these abusive Walmart policies have increased employee reliance on government assistance and the need for a government funded social safety net. In fact, Walmart has become the number one driver behind the growing use of food stamps in the United States with "as many as 80 percent of workers in Wal-Mart stores using food stamps."
The Walton family earns more than the entire botom 40% of the country... They are the 6th, 7th, 8th , and 9th (10,11,12,&13 in the world) wealthiest people in the US And they are griping about treating their employees fairly?! WTF!!

Since: Feb 11

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#3 Nov 27, 2012
Walmart, one of the richest corporations in the world, refuses to pay its employees a livable wage or provide any form of decent healthcare, increasing reliance on government assistance, and the need for a social safety net.
That forces us...the tax payers to take up the slack for their corporate greed!
80% of Wal Mart employees are forced to rely on food stamps that we all pay for!

Since: Jun 12

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#4 Nov 27, 2012
How much is a livable wage? How much is enough? What does the avg Walmart worker make per hour? The earnings limit for an individual for food stamps is around $900 per month in KY. 80% of Walmart workers make less than that?

Since: Apr 12

Englewood, CO

#5 Nov 27, 2012
New Walmart employees are paid $8.75 an hour — a gross salary of $13,650 a year. The poverty level is $23,050 for a family of 4.

http://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty/12poverty.shtml

http://jonathanturley.org/2010/07/03/walmart-...
Wal Mart Costs TaxPayers

Martin, TN

#6 Nov 27, 2012
Yes, Walmart gives them a handout referring them to the local food stamp and Medicaid offices; when they go through orientation for hire.

They shift the cost to the consumer as always and roll in the dough. Many think they are saving money by shopping there but in the long run, they are simply deferring the cost through another agency.
Jessica

United States

#7 Nov 27, 2012
It's the same way with State Troopers. I know someone married to a state trooper that had a medical card and wic both times she was pregnant!
Walmart slave

United States

#8 Dec 15, 2012
I've worked for Walmart for 2 years and only make $8.55 and I work 3rds...it's bullshit they could afford to pay us $10 hr startin out no problem.
wow

Owensboro, KY

#9 Dec 15, 2012
Walmart slave wrote:
I've worked for Walmart for 2 years and only make $8.55 and I work 3rds...it's bullshit they could afford to pay us $10 hr startin out no problem.
Republicans do not want to raise taxes on the Walton family either.
Solaris

Owensboro, KY

#10 Dec 21, 2012
Walmart will never be any better than it is now till they get a union. And walmart wont let it happen easily so you'll have to get a union in on it and make it covert.
Ms toya

Northville, MI

#11 Jan 16, 2013
Walmart Is not a good company to work for they make they commercials seem like they are a friendly environment they treat they employees like crape they make so much money u think they would give employes a raise no they don't I no this lady who's been working for Walmart for 4 yrs and make 10.70 that is a rip off Walmart sucks its not a great company to work for since Sam past on Walmart have not been the same at all.
No it all

Northville, MI

#12 Jan 16, 2013
All Walmart employes need to go on strike I bet they will get they act together when they start lose n money
fact

Madisonville, KY

#13 Jan 16, 2013
union sucks all they do is take your money
Stan

Dallas, TX

#14 Sep 7, 2013
The statement that "as many as 80 percent of workers in Wal-Mart stores using food stamps" is completely false. In the two most populous states, California and Texas, most Walmart employees aren't even eligible regardless of what they earn.

Are you complainers so ignorant that you think the wages at Target, Staples, and other national retailers are any better?
Stan

Dallas, TX

#15 Sep 7, 2013
Jessica wrote:
It's the same way with State Troopers. I know someone married to a state trooper that had a medical card and wic both times she was pregnant!
I don't know of a profession where a high school graduate can make more money than being a police officer in a large city. Starting pay is $48,000/yearly for the Los Angeles police department and they're hiring right now.
Jones

Benton, KY

#16 Sep 8, 2013
Ms toya wrote:
Walmart Is not a good company to work for they make they commercials seem like they are a friendly environment they treat they employees like crape they make so much money u think they would give employes a raise no they don't I no this lady who's been working for Walmart for 4 yrs and make 10.70 that is a rip off Walmart sucks its not a great company to work for since Sam past on Walmart have not been the same at all.
I know this for a fact- someone I know was there 14 yrs or so & they only made like $12.?? an hour
Get another job

Cadiz, KY

#17 Sep 8, 2013
Wal-Mart is the devil! Go to another company and get what you are worth. Even if it means you have to move to another town. The only way to make it at WM is to become a Asst/Co/Store Manager. Store Managers make wayyyy to much. Some of them depending on the location, bring home $250,000/yr!! When they don't do JACK!! The employes and Asst. Mgrs bust their a$$ and are way under paid. Best Buy, Cosco, Lowes, Home Depot....oh and Hobby Lobby pay way more than Min Wage when you start. I read that Hobby Lobby starts out a Full Timer at $14/hr. off the street!! Part Time start at $9.50. Much more out there than the devil!!

Since: Aug 13

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#18 Sep 8, 2013
Union membership has been in decline for years. Fifty years ago, approximately 35 percent of the American work force belonged to a union. Today, unions represent less than eight percent of American workers in the private sector and 12.5 percent of all workers. To reverse this trend, unions are engaging in increasingly aggressive efforts to boost their membership.

Since: Aug 13

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#19 Sep 8, 2013
"Salting" is a union method used to organize the work force:

The union sends out a member to get a job with a company while concealing his or her union membership. After the "salt" is hired, he or she openly attempts to organize the work force. The salt usually violates the company's rules until he or she gets terminated. The union then files an unfair labor practice charge alleging that the company discriminated against the salt because of his or her union activity.

Since: Aug 13

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#20 Sep 8, 2013
"Salting":

The union sends a member to apply for a job when he or she is wearing union clothing. If the salt is not interviewed or hired, the union files an unfair labor practice charge with the NLRB.

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