WinCo Pays Its Employees Better Than Walmart--And Has Lower Prices

August 9, 2013

The logic behind Walmart's low wages--the average front-line employee makes about $8 an hour--is that the company can't afford to pay its workers higher wages and keep its prices low.  This is also the argument behind why Walmart offers little in the way of benefits, particularly to its part-time workers, who aren't offered health insurance.  Even many of the company's full-time workers don't get health care because they can't afford it.  Walmart employees rely upon as much as $1 million worth of public benefits per store in order for employees to survive on the company's low wages.

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