Walmart announced Monday it will have 360 floor-cleaning robots in its stores by the end of January.
In a joint statement with developer Brain Corp, the retail giant said a Walmart worker would first ride the Zamboni-like machine to teach it the route; after that a push of the button would allow machine to take off on the route by itself.
“You see what happens when you all keep complaining about a living wage!?” commented one social media user. Another tweeted sarcastically, “Looks like Trump’s corporate tax cuts are helping create jobs and increase wages!”
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As Bloomberg reported,
Walmart continues to face calls to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the recently-introduced “Stop Walmart Act” aims to pressure the company to do so.
“If Walmart can find $20 billion for stock buybacks to further enrich the Waltons, it can find the money to raise the pay of its workers to a living wage,” said Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif), who introduced the measure in the House. “It’s time to put workers over wealthy corporations—across our nation, one company at a time.”
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