Walmart Sends Incredibly Bizarre And Ill-Timed Tweet

October 9, 2014 2:49 PM

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1. Walmart cut health-care coverage for about 30,000 people. The nation's largest private employer said it would no longer offer coverage for employees working less than 30 hours a week. It blamed the change on rising health-care costs. Though the change probably won't leave many workers out in the cold -- Obamacare will likely end up providing these workers with cheaper plans -- the announcement didn't go over very well with employees, who say they can barely afford to buy the clothing they need to comply with the retailer's dress code.

2. Walmart raised health-care costs for the rest of its workers. The cost of its cheapest, most popular health plan for workers will go up 19 percent, from $18.40 to $21.90 every two weeks. That's significant for a full-time worker who makes, on average, $12.92 an hour.

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