Mayor Gray vetoes ‘living wage’ bill aimed at Wal-Mart, setting up decisive council vote : Washington Post

By Mike DeBonis District Mayor Vincent C. Gray vetoed legislation Thursday that would force the city’s largest retailers to pay a super-minimum wage to their workers, ending two months of uncertainty over the controversial bill’s fate and setting up a decisive override vote at the D.C. Council as early as Tuesday. The debate over the […]

Wal-Mart and Washington D.C. in minimum wage showdown : Reuters

By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray could decide as early as this week whether to sign a minimum wage bill that could discourage Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), the world’s biggest retailer, from opening stores in the U.S. capital. The bill, approved by the City […]

Boosting the minimum wage: a long, uphill fight : NBC News

In the ongoing war to boost the federal minimum wage, the skirmishes have been getting larger and louder, yet success seems as far away as ever. The latest round of protests Thursday targeted Wal-Mart, with organizers turning out crowds of varying sizes in 15 cities across the country demanding the world’s largest retailer pay all […]