I shop at Costco because they pay a living wage. I will never go to walmart again.
My family and I spend thousands of dollars at Costco, thousands that walmart will never get. I am a firm believe that we need to vote with our dollars, and let the corporations know why we spend where we spend.
It isn’t enough to tell the world that you boycott Walmart, the world also needs to know that we shop at Costco because they pay better, and if they begin to cut wages we will leave in an instant.
I don’t mean to make this a Costco vs Walmart diary, but the contrast is just so stark that it is easy to make a comparison.
McDonalds vs “In n out burger” presents another moral choice on where we spend our dollars.
Going into a minimum wage store, or restaurant that pays the minimum, the workers look dejected, demoralized and miserable- I don’t blame them, and I feel horrible that these people “earn” 60 dollars a day.
I will no longer take part in rewarding corporate greed. People have done the math. If walmart were to increase the cost of a cart of goods by one dollar or two, they would be able to double wages. Is there any damn reason other than unbridled greed not to make such a simple change? Folks, we are talking about pay 2 dollars more for a cart full of items to double workers salaries!
If a majority of democrats boycotted walmart for a prolonged period- would they care enough about lost sales to increase wages?