Wal-Mart Closings and $15/hour?

One can’t help but wonder on the correlation between Wal-Mart giving in to public pressure last February and agreeing to raise their minimum wages across the country and their more recent announcement that the world’s largest retail company will close 154 stores across the nation and an additional 115 elsewhere around the globe.  The US…

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Minimum Wage News Around the Country

The issue of minimum wage increases continues to generate much by way of news and headlines around the country.  In Seattle, the International Franchise Association (IFA) was back in court this past week formally appealing an earlier decision by a lower court that denied their motion for an injunction against the Seattle minimum wage law. …

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Target Follows Suit and Increases Minimum Wages

It was reported this week by the Wall Street Journal that retailing giant Target would also be increasing the minimum wages paid to their lowest paid earners to $9/hour effective April.  Target is not specifically matching the increases that Wal-Mart, the Minnesota-based Target’s major competitor announced recently.  Wal-Mart last month announced wage increases to $9…

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Wal-Mart Hikes Wage Minimums

 Often painted as a poster child for low wages and poor employee benefits, Arkansas based Wal-Mart has announced that it will increase minimum wages within the company to $9/hour beginning in April.  The company, the world’s largest retailer, had been targeted for protests over its pay scale and employee benefits for the past several years. …

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