Why Wal-Mart Just Gave a Raise to Tomato Pickers


Stock, Kyle [2014], “Why Wal-Mart Just Gave a Raise to Tomato Pickers”, Business Week, New York, 21 de enero, http://www.bloomberg.com/bw/articles/2014-01-21/why-wal-mart-just-gave-a...

Business Week
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Martes, Enero 21, 2014
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As Wal-Mart faces vocal demands for better pay from some employees and labor activists, the massive retailer has volunteered to give a tiny raise to those who pick its tomatoes. The company last week agreed to join a Florida-based worker-rights program in which it will pay an additional penny per pound for tomatoes to support higher wages for tomato pickers. A penny per pound of produce isn't much of a commitment, even given the huge pile of tomatoes that Walmart sells.