Walmart Donates to Its Own Workers

Or what about just paying them more? A Walmart in Cleveland is inciting ire for hosting a food drive for “associates in need”—aka its own employees. “That Wal-Mart would have the audacity to ask low-wage workers to donate food to other low-wage workers—to me, it is a moral outrage,” one customer fired off to a local news source. A spokesperson for the company told the media the employee food drive has been going on for years, calling it proof that the Walmart employees have a close relationship. The big box giant, often scrutinized for its low-paid employees, earned more than $15 billion last year.