Report · June 24, 2014

Walmart’s Executive Bonuses Cost Taxpayers Millions

Walmart, the largest private U.S. employer with 1.4 million employees, 1 has been widely criticized for shifting the costs of its low-wage model onto taxpayers. Hourly employees receive low-level if not poverty wages and inadequate benefits and many of them are forced to work part-time, leaving thousands with little choice but to rely on public assistance. While Walmart is shortchanging its employees, it is lavishing excessive pay on its executives.