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The "regional minimum" for employees would be $11.50 an hour by 2016 if leaders in Montgomery County, Prince George's County and D.C. succeed.
In a WTOP interview in 2010, Vince Gray, as mayor-elect, was definitive about the wages Wal-mart should pay. Now, with the "living wage" bill before him and a week to make a decision on its fate, he's not as candid.
A D.C. bill that sparked a national debate because it would require big retailers to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 an hour remains in the hands of the D.C. Council more than 40 days after lawmakers officially approved it.
D.C. Mayor Vince Gray won't say whether he will veto a bill that requires big-box stores to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 an hour.
A half-dozen major retailers have signed a letter to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray urging him to veto the large retailer living wage bill, threatening to "revisit" expansion plans if the legislation is enacted.