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Ask Walmart to pay a living wage

September 10, 2013

I have read numerous articles and have seen on television how little Walmart employees are paid. Burbank did not suffer a loss, but may have gained if Walmart does not open in Burbank.

I have seen numerous articles with regard to the many jobs that this store would bring to Burbank. I have not seen anything about the base pay that these employees would be paid. As is often the case wherever a Walmart store is located, most of their employees would not earn enough to survive in the immediate area.

Perhaps the city manager should ask Walmart to pay their Burbank store employees enough so that they are not a burden on Burbank taxpayers and taxpayers in general. That is the case in San Francisco and in Los Angeles with regard to hotel employees near LAX.

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Arthur M. Solis
Burbank

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