WALMART BRAGS ABOUT WORKERS’ QUARTERLY BONUSES WHILE CONTINUING TO DECEIVE ABOUT WAGES

WALMART BRAGS ABOUT WORKERS’ QUARTERLY BONUSES WHILE CONTINUING TO DECEIVE ABOUT WAGES

Washington, DC — In response to Walmart’s news regarding quarterly bonuses for the stores’ hundreds of thousands of retail workers, Making Change at Walmart (MCAW) released the following statement:

“Walmart is happy to boast when they decide to give workers a very small share of one of the world’s largest company’s earnings, but when it comes down to facts, Walmart continues to mislead,” said Jess Levin, communications director for MCAW.

“What Walmart doesn’t tell you is that in order to get this bonus, workers must complete a months-long training program that is often implemented with ‘buggy and outdated technology.’ In fact, in order to also receive the $10 an hour minimum wage that Walmart promotes, completion of this tedious program is required. We hear from Walmart workers every day that have been making less than $10 an hour for months. These workers will also be excluded from the quarterly bonus, and we believe they deserve better.”