Want to keep Walmart out of your city? It seems passage of a so-called “living wage” law is pretty much all it takes to chase the 24-hour retailer out of town. Walmart officials have threatened to cancel plans to build several new stores in Washington D.C., should the city council pass a new law that would see the local minimum wage rise from $8.25 to $12.50. The vote passed an early vote last month 8 to 5, but proponents of the new legislation will need to convince at least one more council member to vote in favor of the bill to override an expected veto from Mayor Vincent Gray. (Photo via Walmart) source
Update: The bill has been approved, by the same 8-5 vote as before, though there’s been no response from Walmart or Mayor Vincent Gray at this time.
July 10, 2013 // 15:45 // 9 months ago