• Petitioned Michael Duke

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Wal-Mart CEO
Michael Duke

WalMart eliminates health care for workers

    1. Petition by

      Sarah Zimmerman

      Davis, CA

Wal-Mart has been number 1 on the Fortune 500 list two years in a row, earning $14 billion in profits last year. On October 21, 2011, NY Times reported Wal-Mart would prohibit part-time employees from using their health care plan, and ban spouses from getting health insurance. At a time when Wal-Mart employs 1.4 million people, in a nation with high unemployment, families depend on Wal-Mart for survival. The WalMart family, the Waltons, are among the richest people in the world-this year some estimates project the family will earn $2.5 billion in dividend income. Cutting benefits is wrong. 

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    • loretta wand AVENTURA, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      I too am proud to NOT shop at Wal-Mart who doesnt treat their employees well!

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    • Valerie Vogel PITTSBURGH, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      The people who make you rich deserve to be able to give their families what they need. Health care is not a luxury, it is a necessity.

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    • Suzanne Powell PITTSBURGH, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I never shop at Wal-Mart and am proud of the fact. One shouldn't anthropomorphize corporations, but the word 'evil' does come to mind.

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    • Mary Davidson PITTSBURGH, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      I would gladly pay a little more for products so that part-time Walmart employees, who are underpaid to start with, can have health insurance. Walmart - please ROLL-BACK your stingy decision. I won't shop again at Walmart again until you do!

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    • Becky Villa MADERA, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      If Walmart cuts back on healthcare benefits for their employees, those employees will be forced to go to the government (Welfare office) for the healthcare, Medicaid, they need for themselves and their family. Walmart cuts back, the taxpayer pays.

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