Glad to hear Costco's doing so well. Not any surprise considering the madhouse I have to endure whenever I go there on the weekend. Sam's and Wal-mart (Hock-tooey!) are prime examples of what is wrong with American capitalism. Corporatism at its worse. Circumvent every labor law to be legally compliant but remain unethical as hell, strong arm communities by demanding tax free status to build their temple's of doom for a period of 20 years and then once the time is up they move out of the location build a new one right next to it and then demand a new tax free life for another 20 years or threaten to pull stakes. Pay such a meager wage that the employees can only afford to shop at their place of employment, I mean talk about wage slavery...
Does it seem more than suspicious to anyone else that the rise of Wal-Mart (Hock-tooey!) came about the same time another Little Rock darling made his way into the WH? There couldn't be any correlation, I mean could there? The government wouldn't conspire with big business, would it?
I've been a member at Costco for 22 plus years and I generally go once a month - it's terrific, the staff is terrific, the prices are great for what I want and the selection is excellent as well - in addition, their proprietary products are excellent quality and a great price in comparison to name brands.
I wouldn't begrudge Costco any profits they make - they're a true private entity success story and more power to them.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
The Teamsters Union represents more than 15,000 Costco workers at 55 locations in California, New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia....
Costco Workers Stand Together | International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
As to the $45K number bandied about, that number includes all employees of Costco, from the CEO on down. Check Glass Door for rank-and-file averages. The OP article is somewhat misleading. Just by way of interest, I checked the CEOs salary. It's $350K a year. Surprisingly low. With his other compensation, though, he earned over $2 million. That's better.
Thank you, Quazi!