"Super-Minimum Wage" Coming To D.C.?

"Super-Minimum Wage" Coming To D.C.?

Last week, the D.C. Council approved a "super-minimum wage" that would require retailers with big corporate revenues and big stores -- like Home Depot, Macy's Costco and Walmart -- to pay a higher hourly wage than many of their competitors.

Last week, the D.C. Council approved a "super-minimum wage" that would require retailers with big corporate revenues and big stores -- like Home Depot, Macy's Costco and Walmart -- to pay a higher hourly wage than many of their competitors. Real estate insiders say if Mayor Vincent Gray signs the bill, Walmart will likely halt plans to build three new District stores it hasn't started yet, including one near the mayor's home in Southeast Washington. Kojo explores the conundrum facing the mayor.

Guests

Mike DeBonis

Reporter, The Washington Post

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