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"Wal-Mart is telling any veteran who has served honorably that if they want a job in the year after they separate from service, Wal-Mart is going to hire them. And their goal is to do it within 30 days of the veteran’s application," Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaFormer presidents, first ladies come together to honor Barbara Bush Melania Trump takes White House staffers who knew Barbara Bush to funeral George HW Bush wears 'book socks' to Barbara Bush's funeral to honor her passion for literacy MORE said.

But in his statement, Trumka asked, "After facing enemies abroad, is an $8.81 an hour part-time job the best we can offer returning veterans?"

"Already, working families and our economy are struggling against an epidemic of low-paying, low-benefit, part-time work. Instead of legitimizing that trend, we need to treat the talents of our veterans — and of all of America’s people — as a critical national resource," he continued.

Trumka has been a vocal critic of the big-box chain, which has resisted unionization at its stores.