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Wal-Mart opens hiring centers to staff two D.C. stores

Wal-Mart, the nation's largest retailer, has announced 600 job openings at two of its stores scheduled to open later this year in the District and hundreds of local workers have flocked to a hiring center in hopes of landing on of those jobs.

Tuesday - 10/15/2013, 11:29am EDT

Tags: Wal-Mart, Vincent Gray, employment, Dick Uliano

Wage bill affecting Wal-Mart dies in D.C.

Wal-Mart and other large retailers won't be required to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour in the District of Columbia.

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 04:45pm EDT

Tags: Wal-Mart, D.C. Council

Gray's stance on Wal-Mart not as straightforward as 3 years ago

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.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 01:53pm EDT

Tags: living wage, Walmart, Vince Gray, jobs, D.C., economic development, Andrew Mollenbeck

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Large retailer wage bill headed to mayor's desk

More than a month has passed since the D.C. Council passed a bill requiring large retailers to pay their workers more than minimum wage. Now the bill is finally headed to the mayor's desk for consideration.

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 03:42pm EDT

Tags: large retailer bill, Walmart, Vincent Gray, economic development, minimum wage

Gray in a pickle with District big box store plans

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has a dilemma. Should he sign the recently passed "living wage bill" which would raise the minimum wage to $12.50 an hour for employees of big box stores like Wal-Mart or veto the measure in order to keep big retailers interested in setting up shop in D.C.?

Saturday - 07/20/2013, 06:14am EDT

Tags: Mayor Vincent Gray, Wal-Mart

Major retailers urge Gray veto of living wage bill, threaten to table expansion plans

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.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 02:23pm EDT

Tags: Vincent Gray, D.C. Council, living wage,

Mayor has final say on Wal-Mart halting construction of 3 D.C. stores

The D.C. Council has passed a bill that would require large retailers like Wal-Mart to pay workers at least $12.50. The bill is now before the mayor.

Friday - 07/12/2013, 11:20pm EDT

Tags: D.C. Council, minimum wage, Wal-Mart

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D.C. councilman: Wal-Mart should stay, accept wage increase

After Wal-Mart threatened to pull three of its stores over a proposed wage increase, one D.C. councilmember is calling Wal-Mart's bluff.

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 09:11pm EDT

Tags: Walmart, D.C. Council, minimum wage, development

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