Walmart Increases wages for 425,000 Partners, Roughly half of U.S. employees currently earn $15 an hour : worldnewsFebruary 25, 2021
This is the kind of thing corporations do and then economists turn around are like, “Wages are already rising to $15, why do we need a minimum wage of $15?”
This allows Walmart to contribute to the minimum wage debate with greater authority than they otherwise could. They can say that they support because they’re already doing it. And they can say that they’re doing it because it’s the right thing to do or some shit rather than because people have advocated for it for years.
And you can bet when the minimum wage debate demands an increase, Walmart will be right there opposing it every step of the way until it can’t.