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.  CEO Doug McMillon announced the increases as part of an overhaul of the company’s employment and store management strategies. Not surprisingly, a leader of the protest group Our Walmart, which has been leading many of the protests, said the increases are not enough because workers “need $15/hour.”