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