St. Target vs. Pariah Wal-Mart: Why the Double Standard?
Mark J. Perry submits: 1. Wal-Mart (WMT) and Target (TGT) both employ non-union workers. 2. Until recently, Wal-Mart's heath benefits for part-time workers were much more generous than Target; Wal-Mart workers became eligible for health coverage after six months, while Target made workers wait a full two years (with the high turnover in the retail business for part-time workers, that probably allowed Target to avoid covering thousands of its employees). Target just recently reduced the waiting period for part-timers to three months.Complete Story »