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New Walmart Ads: an Exercise in Lip Service

Huffington Post

Nine dollars an hour, by the way, is still poverty wages. On that wage, if an employee were working 40 hours per week every week of the year they would make just under $19,000 per year -- still below poverty. According to a report by Demos think tank, if Walmart were to reinvest in its employees rather than spending $7.6 billion a year buying back its own stock, all 2.2 million employees could be making $25,000 per year of full time work.