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D.C.’s First Walmart Stores Now Open For Business

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.


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First 2 D.C. Wal-Mart Stores to Open Dec. 4

Five days after Black Friday, it’ll be Wal-Mart Wednesday in the District of Columbia.


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After ‘Living Wage’ Veto, Wal-Mart Gets Back to Work in DC

Two Wal-Mart hiring centers will open in D.C. September 23 following the death of the Large Retailer Accountability Act earlier this week.


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Study: Wal-Mart Could Cost Taxpayers Millions Per Year in Employee Subsidies

While the fate of six Wal-Mart stores planned for D.C. remains unclear, a 2013 study says the company could cost taxpayers between $3,015 and $5,815 per employee per year because of publicly funded benefit programs its employees are eligible for.


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More Retailers Join the Fight Against ‘Living Wage’ Bill

AutoZone, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Macy’s, Target and Walgreens have joined Wal-Mart in officially opposing a D.C. bill that would require some large retailers in the city to pay their workers more.


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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.


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Councilman Brown To Lead Rally In D.C. Supporting Raising Federal Minimum Wage

A rally is being held downtown on Tuesday in support of raising the federal minimum wage.