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.