When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. chief Doug McMillon announced plans toboost store workers' minimum wage earlier this year, he said themove was intended to improve morale and retain employees.

Yet for some of the hundreds of thousands of workers getting noraise, the policy is having the opposite effect.

In interviews and in hundreds of comments on Facebook, Wal- Martemployees are calling the move unfair to senior workers who got noincrease and now make the same or close to what newer, lessexperienced colleagues earn. New workers started making a minimumof $9 an hour in April and will get at least $10 an hour inFebruary.

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