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That's 20 bucks more a year on 1500 dollars worth of annual merchandise.

People have done the math on this. Who would possible reject to paying 20 dollars a year more to double wages?
Doing this won't affect sales, or profits, in fact, it would probably increase income as workers would have more disposable income to spend at walmart.

This could be done, and it could be easily, but walmart doesn't want it to be done. WHY? For whatever reason, they have a vested interest in perpetuating poverty. as do all republicans that want to cut benefits, eliminate the minimum wage, and rollback worker rights.

as soon as we understand that they want serfs instead of workers, the sooner we will understand the depraved truth.

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Man this group in the peanut gallery always spout the same crap over and over.

Look at walmart revenue per employee, doubling sales won't double the price of products.
Look at compensation, in relation to revenue and profits for 2013.

Look at us sales for 2013, look at average sale per customer in 2013. Adding a little over a buck to the average sale for a cart full of goods would generate close to ten billion in extra revenue. That would flow directly to the associates. That's one dollar and change per cart full, not per item.

Those associates would in turn purchase more walmart products with that pay-raise, and if they paid a living wage, more libs would end the boycott and begin to shop at walmart, increasing sales ever more.

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Originally posted to csainvestor on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 11:13 AM PST.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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