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National Picketing Campaign Comes to Local Walmart

Picketers at a local Walmart will be part of a national protest going on Thursday against the company’s alleged practice of punishing workers who participate in strikes.

09/05/2013

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Wage Bill Affecting Wal-Mart Goes to Mayor Gray

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.

08/30/2013

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‘Living Wage’ Bill To Hit Mayor Gray’s Desk By Friday

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.

08/27/2013

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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.

07/09/2013

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As Deen’s Empire Crumbles, She Still Plans to Appear at a D.C. Cooking Expo

Paula Deen’s multimillion-dollar merchandise and media empire continues to unravel following revelations that she used racial slurs in the past, but an expo that presents annually in D.C. is sticking by the celebrity cook.

06/28/2013

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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.

06/26/2013

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito listens as President George W. Bush speaks at the the Federalist Society's 25th Anniversary Gala Dinner at Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15, 2007. (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Alito: Getting In Question At Oral Argument Like Grabbing ‘Item On Sale At Walmart Day After Thanksgiving’

Samuel Alito came to the Supreme Court with two ideas about how he would conduct himself when questioning lawyers. He would try to ask real questions — “with a question mark at the end” — and he would wait for the lawyer speaking to at least conclude a paragraph.

06/21/2013

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Bill Would Raise Minimum Wage for Big Box Employees in D.C.

A D.C. Council committee is considering a controversial bill that would require big box stores to pay workers more than smaller businesses in the District.

03/20/2013

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Obama Nominates 3 to Cabinet-Level Positions

President Barack Obama filled in more pieces of his second term leadership team Monday, nominating a trio of new advisers to lead the Energy Department, Environmental Protection Agency and budget office.

03/04/2013

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Opinion: Walmart Bribery And Mexico

According to news reports, the allure of building a Wal-Mart near ancient pyramids in Mexico, and thus gaining access to global tourists nearby, was so strong that Wal-Mart circumvented democratic institutions and bribed the right people to get their way.

12/19/2012

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