To: Walmart executives

Ask Walmart to increase the pay for employees that are collecting SNAP benefits.

Ask Walmart to increase the pay for employees that are collecting SNAP benefits.

Raise the salary by $40/month of all employees that are eligible for or are collecting SNAP benefits.

Why is this important?

Many Walmart part-time and low-wage employees are eligible for SNAP food benefits are losing, on average $36/month beginning this month (November 2013) because of SNAP benefit cuts by Congress. By raising their wages to the equivalent of $40/month these employees will have approximately the same amount of spendable income. $40 less $3.10 Social Security, $.72 Medicare Taxes, $.50 SDI is approximately $36.

The businesses in communities that sell to the employees are directly affected by the decrease in disposable income, as well. By not paying it's employees enough, WalMart is undercutting it's own customer base. SNAP food subsidy cut are coming at the cruelest time of year as low wage employees try to celebrate both Thanksgiving and Christmas.

How it will be delivered

By email & letter to the executives


Reasons for signing

  • I disagree with the low pay that walmart offers their employees and disagree with the cutting of food stamps at this time of year.
  • A move toward fairness in a global economy & hopefully a move away from too much mindless consumerism..

Updates

2013-11-20 21:01:24 -0800

25 signatures reached

2013-11-03 05:48:46 -0800

10 signatures reached