Walmart announces pay hikes for employees

‘We’re all associates,’ CEO Doug McMillon wrote in a letter to employees. However, an employee group says the company isn’t doing enough.

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After months and months of pressure from employee groups, activists and journalists urging Walmart to increase employee wages, the massive retail chain on Thursday announced a plan that will boost pay for around 40 percent of workers.

“We’re all associates,” CEO Doug McMillon wrote in an open letter to employees, which was accompanied by a video message. “We have different roles at different times in our career and every one of them is important.” ​

The letter continues:

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