Friday, March 20, 2015

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Anonymous said...

This is what Right to work stands for
Walmart profits are way up also and they also drive other small business out of business
Starting in April, Wal-Mart will be giving Lisa Pietro a raise, thanks to the retailer's decision last month to increase minimum wages for 500,000 employees to $9 per hour -- $1.75 more than the federal minimum wage.

It was a much-lauded move coming after protests and pressure. But for Ms. Pietro, it won't mean much.

That's partly because her $8.95-an-hour salary will go up only 5 cents. But ther's another, perhaps bigger reason, too: She simply doesn't work enough hours. What's more, the hours she does work are so erratic that she can't plan around them.

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Some days she leaves the Winter Haven, Fla., Wal-Mart at 10 p.m., walks 1-1/2 miles home and catches a few hours of sleep before turning around to work the 5 a.m. shift. She doesn't have a car because she never knows how many hours a week she will work, so she can't guarantee to any car dealer that she can make regular payments