Wal-Mart must pay $188 million in workers’ class action – Chicago Tribune

Wal-Mart must pay $188 million in workers’ class action – Chicago Tribune.

This is great, but I know how the system works: When they get the backpay, less than $1,000 after the lawyers take their cut for each of the 187,000 workers they robbed, they’ll be kicked off food stamps. When the backpay is all gone, probably to pay off a quarter of what they owe to pay-day “lenders” or cover penalties on a credit card, they’ll have to apply for food stamps again because the minimum wage still sucks, and the system will count their award as back wages and send them a bill for the food stamps they received while being robbed. Call it cynical, if you must. I’m just tired of neoliberal “fixes” that end up screwing the poor, yet again, while Walmart’s stock goes up, as it did after this announcement. smh

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