Walmart Will Pay Associates Another Round of Bonuses

By Sheridan Fifer

Walmart has announced another round of bonuses for its associates, the fourth this year. Full-time associates will receive an extra $300, and part-time associates will receive an extra $150, an estimated total bonus payout of $388 million. 

Walmart's critics spoke out after the announcement, pointing to the measures some of Walmart's competitors have taken to compensate their employees for their work during the pandemic. Bonuses are not enough, they say. Unions, advocacy groups, and some members of Congress are calling for higher wages or hazard pay for Walmart associates. 

"While a one-time bonus recognizes the extreme sacrifices of frontline associates during the pandemic, it does not go far enough," said Molly Kinder, fellow at the think tank Brookings Institution...

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