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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 07:59 AM

UFCW President Hansen Statement on Gapís Decision to Raise Wages

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Joe Hansen, International President of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), today released the following in response to the Gapís announcement that it would raise wages for its workers.

ďTodayís announcement by the Gap that the retail chain is raising hourly wages for its 65,000 hourly retail workers serves as a challenge to Walmart. The Gap realizes that paying its hourly workers enough to support themselves is an investment in their business and in our economy.

ďIt is time for Walmart to stand up and lead by investing back into its 1.4 million U.S. workers with hourly pay increases. Academics at the University of California-Berkeley estimated that Walmart could well-afford a wage increase to at least $12.00 an hour for workers with minimal impact on consumer prices. DEMOS researchers outlined a clear plan for Walmart to cut back on its stock buy back program and raise wages in a way that benefits workers and shareholders alike.

ďThe time is now for Walmart to show leadership and responsibility to its workers and our communities-follow the Gapís example and raise wages for every hourly Walmart worker.Ē


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geardaddy Feb 2014 #1

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Thu Feb 20, 2014, 01:07 PM

1. I wonder if that includes their other enterprises

...Old Navy and Banana Republic.

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