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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Starbucks gives their employes with just 20 hrs/week health insurance.

    As for Walmart:

    California To Wal-Mart: Enough! No More Taxpayer Subsidized Profits For You - Forbes
    The law used to be 20 hours for healthcare and pension benefits. In other words, you could not have an employee working 1,000 hours a year in any way, shape or form and NOT allow them to participate in any company pension or healthcare benefits.

    I don't know when it changed. But it should be changed back.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    The one issue I have with Walmart is what they did near one of the cities I live in. It was a smaller town, and they came in with FAR lower prices than even their other Walmart stores in surrounding cites, put the Mom and Pop smaller stores out of business, then raised their prices to be on par with their stores in surrounding cities.

    Now, you can say that's business and you would be correct. However, IMO, that's pretty shady and one of the many reasons I don't shop at Walmart anymore.
    The area grocery store did that here in Ohio. They yanked their normal name stored and replaced it with the bargain version, drove the competition out, and the brought back their normal name.

    I think everyone learned that trick from the Japanese import dump of the 50s.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    The net result. No one's wages go up since Wal-Mart bails but the smaller stores get to gouge consumers with higher prices since they have no competition - all while continuing to pay minimum wage. Good for the rich store owners. Bad for consumers (some of whom will be getting paid only $8.50 an hour). Another legislative triumph from our capitol city.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    What great way to kept them out of your town, just increase the minimum wage.
    Yeah! **** poor people, amIright?!?

    Who needs jobs?!? not poor people! who needs a lower cost of living - not poor people!?! no sir.



    when will we learn that increasing the cost of hiring Americans is just a way to shift wealth from poor Americans to poor illegal immigrants?

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Starbucks gives their employes with just 20 hrs/week health insurance.

    As for Walmart:

    California To Wal-Mart: Enough! No More Taxpayer Subsidized Profits For You - Forbes
    Yep, costs 20/week with a 200 sign up fee.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Walmart is an employer of last resort and deserves a pass on this. They hire people that aren't worth $12.50 an hour anywhere and they give them a way to contribute. I'm a strong believer in a minimum wage but to insist on a "living wage" is not a logical strategy.
    Real question:

    What is the alternative to a living wage?
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Unethical business deserves what it gets.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
    Unethical business deserves what it gets.
    Wal-Mart gets to give DC the finger as it walks away. They have 8500 stores worldwide. So they sell the land and build three somewhere else. That showed them!
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Yep, costs 20/week with a 200 sign up fee.
    They have a full range of benefits, is what you won't find at Walmart.

    http://www.starbucks.com/assets/7343...e009707893.pdf.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Yeah! **** poor people, amIright?!?

    Who needs jobs?!? not poor people! who needs a lower cost of living - not poor people!?! no sir.



    when will we learn that increasing the cost of hiring Americans is just a way to shift wealth from poor Americans to poor illegal immigrants?
    The poor people will be poor no matter what. If the bill passes and Walmart leaves, they will still most likely get min wage from local shops. If Walmart stays and the bill fails, the people will still be poor because they are making min wage. Either way, they people will most likely be making min wage.

    I'm against the bill for the reason I cited, but let's not pretend this will hurt poor people if the bill passes. The people will still be poor. They should call this bill what it really is....the "Stick it to Walmart" bill.

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