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The District of Columbia passes a bill requiring large retailers like Wal-Mart (WMT) to pay...

The District of Columbia passes a bill requiring large retailers like Wal-Mart (WMT) to pay employees $12.50 per hour, compared to the minimum wage of $8.25 in Washington. The battle is nothing new for Wal-Mart which has defeated similar measures in other large cities as it continues its strategic move into metropolitan areas.
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  • The Aristos
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    Walmart could just skirt this by building Walmart Express stores (under 70k sq.ft.) throughout the district. I don't get the measure or it's thresholds. What is the difference between the welfare of an employee at a smaller print store than a one larger than 70k sq ft? Weird political dynamics at play with little concern for reason.
    11 Jul 2013, 09:37 AM Reply Like
  • tampabay
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    You mean its an actual "Law"? Lawmakers/politicians ought to be hung at daybreak....their D.C. citizens can pay 10%+ more for their consumer products than I do....good for them
    11 Jul 2013, 10:24 AM Reply Like
  • jw4golf
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    liberalism is a disease.
    11 Jul 2013, 10:42 AM Reply Like
  • StLoMoDan
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    This is the new Definition of discrimination. Why should one company be singled out to pay 50% higher wages? Pretty sad commentary on the children running our nations Capitol.
    14 Jul 2013, 03:55 PM Reply Like
  • The Aristos
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    This would also apply to other companies like Nordstrom and Costco though those stores are also more likely to already pay $12+/hr. It's not direct discrimination.
    14 Jul 2013, 06:25 PM Reply Like
  • tampabay
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    Who do you think is smarter Politicians or Wal mart executives?, we will see...then see who gets hurt? the D.C. Public looking for jobs and a good place to shop...exactly
    15 Jul 2013, 08:52 AM Reply Like
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