2 results for tag: Walmart


Walmart workers protest outside Alice Walton’s penthouse as retail giant cuts jobs

By Julia Conley February 21, 2020 Walmart workers issued a "wake up call" to Alice Walton, an heir to the retailer's $500 billion fortune, in New York on Tuesday by marching to Walton's New York penthouse and demanding her company pay its 1.5 million workers a living wage and give them reliable, stable work schedules. The protest was partially a response to the company's so-called "Great Workplace" restructuring initiative which Walmart began testing last year and plans to roll out in at least 1,100 of its 5,300 U.S. stores by the end of 2020. According to internal documents obtained by the Washington Post Tuesday, employees are bracing ...

The Talent War: Walmart and Amazon Compete for a Better Workplace

By Greg Petro February 21, 2020 With unemployment at record lows, the retail industry is facing a talent shortage. And the persistent perception that retail is a “lousy job” based on the physicality of moving and standing for long periods, unpredictable hours, often lower pay, and lately, worker safety (both behind the scenes as well as front of the house) is pitting Walmart against Amazon once again, this time in the race for talent. ... First, the elephant in the room — minimum wage increases. Last year, Amazon announced it would increase minimum wage to $15 for all U.S. employees. While the news drew headlines, particularly as ...