Washington, DC — Making Change at Walmart (MCAW), the national campaign to change Walmart, released the following statement responding to Walmart’s recently announced pay increases to take effect in February.
“Walmart greed knows no bounds. They just closed hundreds of stores, destroyed thousands of jobs, and devastated countless small communities, but now they are trying to convince America they’re giving our workers a raise? After Walmart’s last wage increase stunt, many workers almost immediately saw their hours cut and take-home pay go down. It’s easier to find a unicorn than a Walmart worker who has received a meaningful raise, or hasn’t had their hours cut. You want to know the real impact of Walmart? Ask the communities and workers whose stores are closing. Or even better, ask the workers who are still waiting for the last raise.
America’s hard-working families expect better from a company that makes billions in profit a year, and that is owned by one of the wealthiest families in the world. Make no mistake: We will not stop our campaign to change Walmart, until they change for the better.”