Letter: Walmart is bad for workers, communities

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Walmart is bad for workers, communities

To the editor:

I am from the Deep South where there is practically a Walmart on every corner. Walmart holds in-store classes to instruct its employees how to apply for food stamps. Walmart policy is that 34 hours per week is considered full-time with a full benefits package but store managers are instructed not to schedule hourly employees for full-time hours.

Customers think they are saving money but we they actually spending more because we are subsidizing Walmart's payroll. All while putting their neighbor out of work. The Walmart children are worth $131 billion.

It is shortsighted and irresponsible to ignore the facts and believe this Walmart experience would be any different.

Nancy Stuart, Lee, Memphis


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