Your Well-Spent Tax Dollars

This Week's Quiz: Because Walmart pays its employees so poorly, many are forced to take public assistance for things 2014.10.27quiz-walmartsuch as food and rent.  How much are taxpayers spending each year to subsidize the company by helping its workers with their basic needs?  $3.9 billion; $4.6 billion; $5.6 billion; $6.2 billion. Click here and you could be next week's winner of a labor-themed prize!

Previous Quiz: A pro-union worker in a Detroit-area Burger King was sent home for the day for which of the following?  Answer: An administrative law judge for The National Labor Relations Board found that the EYM King Burger King franchise had violated the law by sending part-time employee Claudette Wilson home for failing to “put pickles on her sandwiches in perfect squares as she was supposed to do.”  The judge said the discipline took place more because of Wilson’s union activities than her pickle placement technique.  The employer was directed to give Wilson back pay for the hours she lost.  Congrats to Sarah Harper of AFGE Local 12, Hyattsville, MD, this week's quiz winner!