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If Walmart Paid Its Workers a Living Wage, It Would Cost the Average Customer 46 More Cents Each Trip

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You’re not going to believe this, but working at Walmart doesn’t pay very well.

–Most of their 1.4 million workers make minimum wage or a little over that. And even though the government says people can live on $8 or $9 an hour . . . imagine trying to support a family on that.

–A new study out of the University of California, Berkeley figured out what would happen if Walmart paid all 1.4 million of their store employees a living wage . . . $12-an-hour . . . and passed 100% of the cost on to the customers.

–And the answer is . . . your average bill at Walmart would go up 46 cents. That averages out to about an extra $12 per year per customer.

–There’s no comment from Walmart about the study.

(AlterNet)

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