Skip to comments.Wal-Mart to Offer Health Benefits to Domestic Partners of U.S. Workers
Posted on 08/27/2013 12:53:17 PM PDT by Alter Kaker
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. told workers this week that it will begin offering health insurance benefits to the domestic partners of U.S. employees next year.
The extension of health benefits marks a major change for the countrys largest private employer of 1.3 million U.S. workers, which has been targeted by gay-rights advocacy groups for failing to do so.
The move comes on the heels of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in June to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act, which had denied federal benefits to gay couples married under state law.
Rather than go state by state, Wal-Mart decided to adopt a blanket approach to ensure consistent treatment of its employees, spokesman Randy Hargrove said.
Nearly two-thirds of the Fortune 500 firmsincluding General Electric Co. and General Motors Co.offer such benefits, according to a recent analysis by the Human Rights Campaign, a gay-rights advocacy group.
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... but not if they work less than 29 hours!
What a mess.
Is the 29 hours thing Wal-Mart’s fault or Obama’s?
Ok, whiplash: I thought the libs were telling us that Wal-Mart doesn’t offer health care bennies?
It would be interesting to know what percentage of the WM workforce this will apply to after the full implementation of Obamacare.
Or maybe they only offer gay healthcare.
Remember that 29 hours is the new legal definition of full-time employment under Obamacare. It's certainly not Wal-mart's doing; as to which Dem staffer put that definition in the law, I can't say.
Story last week was that UPS was DROPPING or reducing benefits to spouses
Something for all the Walmartians to keep in mind.
Obama has Walmart by the shorthairs. At any time he can send his Labor Dept. in their to audit 500,000 time cards, and smack them for a violation every time some idiot clocks out a couple minutes over.
That’s a pretty big stick.
this would be more relevant for their corporate workforce, not in-store workers.
LOL, that’s what I was thinking, when you offer very few benefits for very few people, it is easy to say such things. I am a volunteer and I regularly get my pay doubled, lol.
In what way?
But, they are cutting hours of most of their work force so they don’t have to pay into Obozocare. Does this mean that homos are not having their hours cut???
I thought that Costco was a big democrat operation, and a paid membership store, not a normal store like Walmart.
i don’t shop there anyway. one more reason NOT to go there.
Funny...all the Free Trade Commies used to knobpolish WalMart like it was the economic savior of America...Now, it will the leader in providing Homosexual benefits.
I wonder how the Free Trade Commie Pinkos gonna ‘spin and splain’ this one...
Free Trade is now also....Gay
How simply gay of them... did they tell you that no one will be working over 29 hours... part timers... and they get nothing but a paycheck.