Last week, I noted an Oklahoma Walmart that decided to demonstrate privatized charity for the world — by running a food-drive for it’s employees, because raising wages is just too hard.
That was for Thanksgiving. In return, the employees have decided to give Alice Walton, the heiress and daughter of Walmart founder Sam Walton, an early Christmas gift.
Oklahoma isn’t the first time that a Walmart has run food rive for employees; last year, a store in Canton, Ohio placed a similar donation bin outside the employee break room, reading “Please donate food items here so Associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.” And while the verbiage is different from the one that appeared in the Oklahoma Walmart this year, the sentiments were similarly demoralizing.
In addition to the food donation bins, workers in Indiana have said that the managers are organizing bake sales — that’s right, bake sales, like they’re a school — and encouraging workers to support their colleagues with food donations.
A bake sale. I can’t even. And they expect us, the taxpaying citizens of the United States, to subsidize their wage slavery.
In response to this, Walmart workers have decided to deliver a present to the luxury Manhattan apartment belonging to heiress Alice Walton: workers chained a massive donation bin to the front of the Walton’s $25 million condo. The message reads: “Walmart Owner Alice Walton: We don’t want charity. We want decent pay. Love, Walmart Workers.”
Probably should’ve included a few cookies. Well past the expiration date, along with other garbage, since that’s what Walmart pays for wages: garbage.