Latinos

The Disturbing Truth about Walmart, the Walton Family and the Latino Community

  • Walmart jobs keep our communities in poverty. Even at Walmart’s new starting rate, a worker at Walmart’s definition of full-time would earn less than the 2016 federal poverty line for a family of two.
  • In May 2014, Walmart and one of its major logistics contractors agreed to a $21 million settlement in a long-running wage theft case.
  • In April 2011, Walmart paid to settle a suit claiming harassment of Latinos who endured racial slurs and derogatory remarks at work.
  • Walmart and the Waltons once supported the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which has worked to oppose a path to citizenship and to write Arizona’s infamous SB 1070 law. Only following intense public pressure did Walmart finally withdraw from ALEC in 2012.

Walmart Keeps Our Communities in Poverty