Living Wage Bill Vetoed In The District

Living Wage Bill Vetoed In The District

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed a bill that would have required Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay employees a living wage of at least $12.50 an hour.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed a bill that would have required Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay employees a living wage of at least $12.50 an hour. Calling it a “discriminatory” bill, the mayor wants to move forward with the six planned Wal-Mart stores in the District. Officially known as the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA), the bill sparked debate around the city, with supporters staging living-wage protests and opponents calling it a “job killer.” The bill could be overridden by the D.C. Council. We learn more from WAMU’s D.C. politics reporter Patrick Madden.

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Patrick Madden

Reporter, WAMU 88.5 News

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