Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent C. Gray says he still hasn’t decided if he will sign a living wage bill for workers in big-box stores like Walmart that operate in the District of Columbia. If you live in the district, here’s your chance to tell the mayor to do the right thing.
The D.C. City Council passed the bill last month 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.