Employees In Pico Rivera California Say Walmart Closed Their Store To Retaliate For Their Better Wage Demands
Walmart may be the largest retailer in the world, but they still have the same problems that other companies have. One of the main issues that all companies deal with is employee wages. Walmart is known for paying low wages, and they have gotten away with up until now.
Executives say they must keep wages in line to make a profit because their retail margins are so tight, but that excuse is worn out. The Walton family is richer than rich, and long-time Walmart stockholders have made a lot of money over the years at the expense of Walmart employees.
The Bentonville Arkansas-based chain recently decided to raise the hourly rate of their minimum wage employees, but the increase is still not what some employees say it should be. Mark Ahn (thestreet.com) has learned that, when executives from the home office closed five stores without notice recently, some of the employees felt that the company was getting back at them for demanding better wages. Walmart denies they closed the stores for that reason. The execs say the stores were temporarily closed because of plumbing issues. That’s funny, according to some employees. They say no plumbing problems were ever mentioned in four of th0se stores until wage issues, and other company policies made national headlines.