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Re: Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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Pardon me for being cynical but WalMart is one of the most profitable companies in the world.  Why did they need U.S. taxpayers to donate the money for their employee's raises?

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Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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This is obviously good for America because Wal Mart is huge. This kind of corporate behavior is long overdue.

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Wal-Mart Raises Hourly Wage to $11 in Wake of Tax Overhaul

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Matthew Boyle
January 11, 2018, 7:01 AM CST Updated on January 11, 2018, 7:46 AM CST
  • Largest private U.S. employer to give bonuses of up to $1,000
  • Company says tax reform allows acceleration of U.S. plans


Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is boosting its starting hourly wage to $11 and delivering bonuses to employees, capitalizing on the U.S. tax overhaul to stay competitive in a tightening labor market.


The increase takes effect next month and will cost $300 million on top of wage hikes that were already planned, the world’s largest retailer said Thursday. The one-time bonus of up to $1,000 is based on seniority and will amount to an additional $400 million. The company is also expanding its maternity and parental leave policy and adding an adoption benefit.


“Tax reform gives us the opportunity to be more competitive globally and to accelerate plans for the U.S.,” Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said in the statement.




More optimism and good news for American workers!  Day by day the MAGA agenda moves forward to improve life for ALL Americans.







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