Why pay more? asks Walmart of employee wages, when you can organize in-store food drives to supplement income instead.
"A Walmart in northeast Ohio is holding a holiday canned food drive — for its own underpaid employees. 'Please Donate Food Items Here, so Associates in Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner,' a sign reads in the employee lounge of a Canton-area Walmart. Kory Lundberg, a Walmart spokesman, says the drive is a positive thing. “This is part of the company’s culture to rally around associates and take care of them when they face extreme hardships,” he said. Indeed, Lundberg is correct that it’s commendable to make an effort to help out those who are in need, especially during the holidays. But the need for a food drive illustrates how difficult it is for Walmart workers to get by on its notoriously low pay." -- Scott Keyes, ThinkProgress.org