Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is pushing to create a cheaper, more flexible work force by capping wages, using more part-time workers and scheduling more staff on nights and weekends, The New York Times reported on Monday.A new Wal-Mart is being built just half a mile from where I work. The people in the county are very happy to have the new monstrosity, making no connection between their "always low prices" and the stagnant wages in the local economy. The article above mentions that unofficially (of course) Wal-Mart's goal is to have 40% of its workforce part-timers. That means no benefits and no retirement. That will all be paid for by you and me while Wal-Mart shovels the money into its bank accounts.
I still refuse to step foot into one of their damned stores.