Walmart Workers Return Food Bin to Walton’s Park Ave Home: ‘We Want A Raise, Not Charity’

Walmart Workers Return Food Bin to Walton’s Park Ave Home: ‘We Want A Raise, Not Charity’


Remember those obnoxious charity bins set up at Walmart stores last holiday season, so needy employees could receive canned-food donations instead of a fair paycheck? Well they’re back this year  – and pissing off more people than ever.

Monday, a fed-up group of workers decided to tell Walmart exactly where they could put those bins, so to speak. They painted a giant food bin bright purple, dragged it to billionaire Walmart heiress Alice Walton’s Park Avenue condo, and chained it to the building where she couldn’t miss it.

The civil disobedience doesn’t end there – expect strikes at 1,600 Walmart locations on Black Friday, where the door-busting throngs will have to first pass workers demanding livable wages before fighting over cheap electronics.

In case you’ve managed to miss seeing these insulting food bins, here’s a look:



For context, consider that the six Walmart heirs collectively own about $90 billion – more wealth than the bottom 42 percent of Americans combined. Despite these mega-riches, the average Walmart cashier makes just $8.48 an hour. Because they earn poverty-level wages, a hefty number of Walmart employees must rely on government assistance, like food stamps. (They then use those food stamps at Walmart, so the company essentially receives government subsidies for keeping workers piss-poor).

This season, you can bet I won’t be shopping at Walmart to support their injustice. But I will be thinking about those workers taking a stand for what’s right.

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  1. Phil

    I was hoping you would post something to do with Black Friday – the day when consumers’ greed reaches its peak. But this is so much better. Not only about consumers’ greed but the owners. How big of a stash is enough?

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    • Lady Freethinker

      Thanks Phil! Yes, greed definitely seems to peak on Black Friday, and I don’t think ANY stash is big enough for the billionaire Walmart heirs. I don’t plan on leaving the house tomorrow.


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  2. Buzz Stryker

    At a time when the President is attempting to legalize 4.5M mostly low-skill workers, those employed at Walmart expect a raise?

    The US system of education is largely to blame; if we educated our students better, graduates would be able to earn more than minimum wage.

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    • Lady Freethinker

      Educated or not, somebody needs to do those jobs. And if they dedicate their lives to helping the Walmart heirs make billions, it’s quite reasonable for them to be compensated with a livable wage.

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