this is probably a good thing
On Thursday, Walmart announced that it would raise its minimum wage for its hourly workers in the U.S., citing the recent Republican tax reform bill as the catalyst. The company's U.S. employees will, starting in February, earn a minimum of $11 an hour, Reuters reports.
In a press release, Walmart CEO Doug McMillon said the new tax law enables the company to provide "better wages and training for associates and investments in the future of our company." Walmart will also offer more comprehensive parental leave benefits and disburse a one-time prorated bonus to certain workers.