The struggle for a living wage

Walmart Fighting Bill That Would Grant Living Wage to Employees in D.C.

The mega-retailer—which is set to open six stores in D.C., the first two later this year—is among a number of opponents to a proposed bill that would force national retailers with stores larger than 75,000 square feet and annual revenues of over $1 billion to pay an hourly living wage of $11.75 and offer benefits, reports the Post.

The bill was introduced by D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson and is backed by 11 of his colleagues.

Three cheers for Phil Mendelson, I didn’t know he had it in him.

I don’t know whether this is the result of the Respect DC activists, pressure from Giant and Safeway, of just the mere thought of all those part time Walmart workers filling up DC’s homeless shelters, but it seems DC Council is going to do the right thing. Hurray!


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