Wage Bill Affecting Wal-Mart Goes to Mayor GrayD.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.
'Living Wage' Bill To Hit Mayor Gray's Desk By FridayD.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.
Study: Wal-Mart Could Cost Taxpayers Millions Per Year in Employee SubsidiesWhile 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.
DC Councilmember to Introduce Minimum Wage Hike A D.C. councilmember says he'll introduce a bill that would raise the minimum wage for all District of Columbia workers — not just those who work at Wal-Mart and other big-box retailers.
More Retailers Join the Fight Against 'Living Wage' BillAutoZone, 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.
Wal-Mart Faceoff With DC Fuels Minimum Wage Debate The bitter standoff between Wal-Mart and Washington, D.C., officials over the city's effort to impose a higher minimum wage on big-box retailers is fueling a wider debate: How far should cities go in trying to raise pay for low-wage workers — and should larger companies be required to pay more?
DC Passes Living Wage Act Despite Wal-Mart's ThreatsOn its second reading in front of the D.C. council, the controversial Large Retailer Accountability Act passed by a margin of 8-5.
Wal-Mart to Scrap Plans for D.C. Stores If 'Living Wage' Bill PassesWal-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.
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.