Park Avenue Food Drive for Walmart Workers

Park Avenue Food Drive for Walmart Workers
On this Thankgiving holiday, many low-paid Walmart employees held food drives — for each other. They typically make under $25,000 a year, have no medical benefits, and many must use food stamps. Activists thought Walmart owner Alice Walton might want to pitch in, so they put a giant food drive bin outside her $25 million Park Avenue condo.

Robert Reich has some background:


“Report: Walmart Workers Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion In Public Assistance,” Clare O’Connor, Forbes

“How the Walton Family Can Lift Their Workers Out of Poverty,” Charina Nadura, Moyers & Company

“Walmart’s Low Wages Cost Taxpayers Millions Each Year,” Bryce Covert, Think Progress


“$1 Billion: That’s How Much Walmart Avoids Paying in Taxes Each Year Through Loopholes,” Michelle Chen, The Nation


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Image (“Walmart Business Model”) by Mike Licht. Download a copy here. Creative Commons license; credit Mike Licht,

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