DC's 'Living Wage' Bill And Big-Box Retailers

Guest Host:

Paul Brown
DC's 'Living Wage' Bill And Big-Box Retailers

We consider a D.C. Council member's push for a higher wage requirement for the district's large retailers.

As the minimum wage debate heats up across the country, some D.C. lawmakers are considering a bill that would require large retailers, like Target and Wal-Mart, to increase their lowest wage by as much as $3.50. Opponents say the bill would add to D.C.’s less-than-business-friendly reputation, while others argue a higher wage would keep pace with the city’s rising cost-of-living. We’ll look at where the debate is headed.

Guests

Mike DeBonis

Reporter, The Washington Post

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