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Thursday, Sep 12, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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By Erica Jones

Mayor Gray Vetoes "Walmart Bill"

Mayor Gray Vetoes

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has vetoed a bill that would have required Walmart and other large retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour. Read »

Friday, Sep 6, 2013 at 7:46 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: D.C. Council Honcho Blurs MLK Over Walmart

Thies: D.C. Council Honcho Blurs MLK Over Walmart

Phil Mendelson opposed “Emancipation Day" but uses MLK’s teachings to justify anti-Walmart law. Read »

Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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By Mark Segraves

Gray: Sequestration Cost D.C. Thousands of Jobs

Many people and jurisdictions feel the impact of sequestration, but Mayor Vincent Gray says the federal budget cuts hit the District harder than any other area, with thousands of jobs lost. Read »

Friday, Aug 30, 2013 at 4:09 PM
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By Mila Mimica

Wage Bill Affecting Walmart Goes to D.C. Mayor

Wage Bill Affecting Walmart Goes to D.C. Mayor

A bill requiring Walmart and other large retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour has been sent to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray, about seven weeks after it was... Read »

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 8:06 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Mendelson Seeks Votes to Override Living Wage Veto

D.C. Council Chairman Phil Mendelson appears in no hurry to send the controversial big-box minimum wage bill to the mayor. Read »

Friday, Jul 19, 2013 at 3:08 PM

Councilmember Wells Proposes “Living Wage for All DC”

Councilmember Wells Proposes “Living Wage for All DC”

A D.C. councilmember said he'll introduce a bill that would raise the minimum wage for all District of Columbia workers -- not just those who work at Walmart and other big-box retailers. Read »

Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: D.C. Government Doesn't Pay a "Living Wage"

Thies: D.C. Government Doesn't Pay a

Some full-time government employees make less than what the D.C. Council wants Walmart to pay. Read »

Monday, Jul 15, 2013 at 9:05 PM
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By Tom Sherwood

Walmart Pushes for D.C. Living Wage Veto

Walmart is stepping up its pressure on D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray to veto legislation that would force the company to pay higher wages if it opens six stores in the city. Read »

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 8:52 AM
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By Chuck Thies

Thies: D.C.'s War on Walmart Is a Job Killer

Thies: D.C.'s War on Walmart Is a Job Killer

The D.C. Council thumbed its nose at Walmart and cost District residents good jobs. Read »

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