Hello everyone! First off, I'd just like to thank you all once again for your immense support and willingness to share our efforts to your friends and family. Without your help, we could have never reached a number as immense as nearly 4,000 individual signatures.
Best Buy announced that a $500 one-time "Gratitude" bonus will be sent to all full-time employees, both retail and corporate, with $200 for all part-timers. These bonuses will be distributed early next month. In their words, this is part of a "thank you" to everyone who helped keep the company afloat in light of the events of the last year.
Let us be clear: this is by no means a solution to the problem we've brought forward. $500 does little to eclipse the past six weeks of slashed wages. I wish these checks were sufficient, but, unfortunately, many will go towards debt built up by missed bills, or to savings accounts upended by emergency need.
Our fight will continue until we see proper compensation.