We still haven’t heard from Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent C. Gray on if he plans to sign a living wage bill for workers in big-box stores like Walmart that operate in the District of Columbia. So let’s give him a call and urge him to sign the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA).
If you are a resident of the nation’s capital, all you need to do is click here and enter your phone number, ZIP code and email, and within a minute you’ll get a phone call at the number you entered that will connect you directly to Gray’s office.
That’s when you can tell the mayor that signing the LRAA is the right thing for workers and their families, the communities and the economy.
The D.C. City Council passed the bill in June that calls for a $12.50 an hour wage for workers in big-box stores. It did so even after Walmart tried to intimidate lawmakers by threatening to scrap plans to build three stores planned for the district and possibly halt construction on three others that are under way.
Since then Walmart has kept up its lobbying and PR campaign against paying its D.C. workers a living wage, even going so far as using its top mouthpiece to respond to a college newspaper’s support of the bill. No doubt Gray’s been getting an earful, too.
So let the mayor hear from you and other district residents that he should support a living wage for workers and sign the LRAA.