I understand why they want a cheaper workforce. What is not quite clear is how they think that a cheaper workforce will fix the problems that this company has? I wouldn't want to disparage anyone or sound rude, but I think that such decisions can only further complicate the issues that this place has.
I think a cheaper workforce has been part of Giant Eagles business plan for the last 30yrs. One thing Giant Eagle has never been accused of is paying a good wage. During the 90’s, 2000’s and even up to 2015 starting pay at Giant Eagle was minimum wage. It wasn’t until around 2015 they decided to offer more then minimum wage and even then it was only a quarter over minimum wage. I believe in 2018 they decided to increase starting wages but they were and still are behind most major companies. They have a business plan and it is to keep wages low and profits high.