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D.C. Council Unanimously Votes To Give Workers A Raise And Time Off

By Bryce Covert On Tuesday, the Washington, D.C. Council unanimously voted to raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour and to expand its current paid sick leave policy to cover tipped workers, who were originally left out. Both … Continue reading

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Push for minimum wage hike led by localities, Democrats

By Mike DeBonis and Reid Wilson States and municipalities across the country are leading a localized push to raise the minimum wage, driven largely by Democrats, who see an opening to appeal to working-class Americans at a time of growing … Continue reading

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Shame on Walmart!

By Ralph Nader     When one considers Walmart’s company slogan — “Save money. Live better.” — it almost seems as if they are referring to their corporation’s big shareholders — the super-rich Walton family — rather than their employees … Continue reading

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Walmart Threatens To Shut Down Stores If DC Passes Living Wage Bill

By Aviva Shen Walmart fought hard to persuade DC residents to let it open stores in the district. But now the retail giant is threatening to walk away from three planned sites if the DC City Council passes a “living wage” … Continue reading

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