A study released yesterday by the non-profit Fiscal Policy Institute shows that retail is the industry sector that employs the biggest chunk of the 1.3 million low-wage workers in this city — that is, workers earning less than $13 per hour. Nearly half of these 176,000 low-wage retail workers earn less than $10 an hour, and the majority lack health insurance.
This re-affirms our belief that Wal-Mart’s business ethics and practices are not good for our city. There is more to life than cheap underwear.
Happy Holidays everyone.