In a move that shocked the nation, the worldwide superstore known as Walmart is beginning to cut back employee working hours in order to offset costs after raising its minimum wage to $9 an hour.
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According to Bloomberg, an employee reported around 1500 hours were being cut, with some workers being told to take two-hour lunch breaks, or asked to leave early altogether. This has naturally affected store performance. The same employee told the site that a customer had to wait for 30 minutes for a product to be unlocked.
While “raise the wagers” continue to protest for increased minimum wage, stories like these continue to pop up. Yet, despite the ever-growing evidence that raising the wage does nothing to help anyone, politicians and protesters alike continue to put pressure on businesses and local governments to make the change.