Wal-Mart Will Close Stores Instead of Paying Fair Wages


largeIn 2012, Wal-Mart made net profits of over four billion dollars.  Their gross profit percentage was nearly 25.  Now the largest and most profitable retail chain in the nation says that in protest, it will forego opening three stores in Washington if they are forced to pay fair wages.

A bill has been approved in Washington forcing retailers such as Wal-Mart to pay their employees at least 50 percent more than the minimum wage.  They are protesting by halting expansion plans in Washington.

That shouldn’t be a problem.  There seem to be enough in our city at the moment.  They have built so many, they are nearly in walking distance from each other.

I know many of the employees at my local Wal-Mart.  They have terrible working conditions, unqualified management, and they are underpaid.  While Wal-Mart makes record profits, the corporation would rather close stores, instead of paying a fair wage.

Albert James reporting


One Response to "Wal-Mart Will Close Stores Instead of Paying Fair Wages"

  1. Political Cynic   July 11, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Define “fair” and the basis for concluding that the proposed 50 percent over minimum wage is “fair”.

    Fair is a very subjective word, I’m afraid and so does not make for a truly effective argument. “It’s not fair” sounds sort of like a 12 year old having a fit. That is NOT to say that you are wrong in supporting paying these employees more-but I’m not sure this presentation of the position is very effective.


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