A Higher Wage is Possible: Majority of Workers Earn Under $25k a Year at Walmart

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Walmart spent $7.6 billion last year on stock buybacks, serving to further enrich the Walton family. Instead, as Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow Bob Herbert notes on Now with Alex Wagner, Walmart can afford to give its low-wage workers a raise of nearly $6 an hour.

Explaining the public support for the courgeous actions of striking low wage workers, Bob explains "since the Great Recession and its aftermath[,] more and more people who are still in the middle class are very insecure in the middle class, and they also see their children who are taking low wage jobs and working under terrible conditions."