Recently, Washington D.C.’s council almost (but not quite) passed an ordinance that would require Walmart and other large big-box stores to pay a “living wage” of $12.50 an hour. Being that 23,000 applications were submitted for the 600 jobs that will be available as Walmart opens its first store in the area, it is evident that workers have not balked at the current D.C. minimum wage of $8.50 an hour.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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