living wage bill
One day after the D.C. Council voted unanimously to increase D.C.’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation’s highest, the city’s first two Walmarts will open their doors.
D.C.’s Large Retailer Accountability Act may have gone by the wayside when Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed it in September, but a new proposal could raise minimum wage in the city and surrounding Maryland counties.
Nearly 3,000 miles west of D.C., where a proposed boost in minimum wage has stalled, the mayor of Seattle wants minimum hourly wages of $15.
Two Wal-Mart hiring centers will open in D.C. September 23 following the death of the Large Retailer Accountability Act earlier this week.
The D.C. Council is preparing to vote on whether to override a mayoral veto and require Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees a ‘living wage’ of at least $12.50 an hour.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray made headlines this past week when he vetoed the controversial Large Retailer Accountability Act, but the mayor says he did his homework before making a decision.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray announced Thursday morning that he plans to veto the controversial Large Retailers Accountability Act.
D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has received a bill requiring Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees a “living wage” of at least $12.50 an hour.
D.C.’s controversial Large Retailer Accountability Act, which was passed by the city council in July, will be on Mayor Vincent Gray’s desk by Friday, according to Council Chairman Phil Mendelson’s office.