How to get a Sam's Club membership refund

Doris Richards
January 13, 2018

In a legally required Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN Notice) sent to the City of Syracuse, Sam's Club said 151 employees had been employed at the store at 2649 Erie Blvd. E.

News that Walmart was raising its minimum wage was seized upon by the United States government as evidence that companies were sharing the benefits of the Trump administration´s recent cut in the top rate of corporate tax from 35% to 21%.

Trump and Republican lawmakers cheered the move, and Rep. Paul Ryan said it evidenced the way their controversial tax plan "is helping improve people's lives".

The company claimed the wage and benefit changes would benefit the company's more than one million USA hourly associates. "We think that's a positive". Some companies will return money to workers.

Some employees tell KHOU 11 News their stores closed Thursday morning without notice, and they only learned of the closure as they arrived for work.

"After a thorough review of our existing portfolio, we've made a decision to close a series of clubs and better align our locations with our strategy", Sam's Club wrote in one reply.


"Our goal is to place as numerous impacted associates as possible at other Sam's Clubs or Walmart stores", he said in an email. The company credited the raise in wages to the tax break. In several of those instances, however, officials have only done so under pressure from unions or as part of previously announced pay increases.

Walmart will create a new benefit that provides financial assistance to employees who are looking to adopt a child, giving them as much as $5,000 per child to cover expenses such as adoption agency fees, translation fees and legal costs.

"We've also had numerous inquiries from Sam's Club employees", BJ's said in a press release.

In its fiscal year ended January 31, 2017, Wal-Mart had profit of $13.6 billion on worldwide revenue of $485.9 billion.

Walmart, which has two million employees globally, got one of the biggest breaks under the new GOP tax plan that cut the corporate rate from 35 percent to 21 percent.

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