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DC Passes Living Wage Act Despite Wal-Mart’s Threats

On its second reading in front of the D.C. council, the controversial Large Retailer Accountability Act passed by a margin of 8-5.


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Wal-Mart to Scrap Plans for D.C. Stores If ‘Living Wage’ Bill Passes

Wal-Mart will drop plans for three of the six stores planned for D.C. if legislation requiring the retail giant to pay employees $12.50 per hour is passed.


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DC Council Passes Living Wage Bill

Big-box stores in the District would have to pay employees a lot more than the current city-wide minimum wage under a bill that passed in the D.C. Council Wednesday.