The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Low Pay

Nov 12, 2012

After the strikes at some Walmart stores, a company spokesman said, “The reality is, Walmart has some of the best jobs in the retail industry–good pay, affordable benefits, and the chance for advancement.”

Walmart workers get 12.4% less than retail workers as a whole. Two out of every five Walmart workers earn under the poverty level. This is the Walmart idea of “best jobs”! No–these are the best jobs for producing enormous profit for the Walton family.

Consider this: the value of six Walton family members’ stock in Walmart is equal to the combined income of the bottom 41.5% of all U.S. families.