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Fighting for Family Values at Walmart

Fighting for Family Values at Walmart

This post was originally featured on WhiteHouse.gov. Read more about Champions of Change here. It took a tragedy to make me a Champion of Change. I work at a Walmart store in Chicago, and like many Walmart workers, I work hard to provide for my child. But it hasn’t been easy. I make $8.75 an hour, which […]

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New Poverty Report Underscores Need for Minimum Wage Increase

New Poverty Report Underscores Need for Minimum Wage Increase

A new report from the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that one in four people in the U.S. live in areas with a poverty rate of at least 20 percent. The report, titled Changes in Areas With Concentrated Poverty: 2000 to 2010, shows that the number of people living in poverty areas increased from 49.5 million […]

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Online, Workers Reveal the Truth About Working at Walmart

Online, Workers Reveal the Truth About Working at Walmart

Originally posted on Making Change at Walmart Working at the world’s largest private employer is no easy task. On top of receiving low-wages and inconsistent scheduling, many Walmart workers and managers alike continue to come forward  online to share their horror stories, documenting the lack of respect they experience. As one manager recently told Gawker: “Along […]

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