Wal-Mart Extra Pay Sunday Ends Next Year

Wal-Mart Extra Pay Sunday Comes To An End

By: Susan Harris
Staff Writer
Published: Dec 9, 2021

Wal-Mart Extra Pay Sunday

Wal-Mart extra pay Sunday ends next year. The extra $1 an hour to work on Sunday at Wal-Mart may soon come to an end. It's a move to save operating expenses after recent declines in sales.

The new policy only applies to employees hired after Jan. 1, according to company spokesman Greg Rossiter. Chief Executive Officer Mike Duke said the company is coping with recent sales declines at newer stores that have been open for at least a year. Operating expenses rose to about $80 billion last year, partly because of health benefits.

"It's sad -- people who work on Sunday need that extra dollar," Cynthia Murray, a Wal-Mart employee at a supercenter, said in a statement. Murray said she makes $11.20 an hour, and doesn't work Sundays. The change will also effect Sam's Club outlets and distribution centers.

"We regularly review our compensation programs and we are confident Wal-Mart's pay and benefits are as good if not better than other retailers," Rossiter said. He declined to say how much the company would save from the switch. He also didn't disclose the number of employees who work on Sundays.

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