One Wage For Walmart Another For Unions

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    DC has just passed a law that Walmart must pay $12.50 per hour wages when the minimum wage is $8.25 hour. However union employees are still bound by the $8.25 wage. Typical liberal bullshit Walmart is going to stop construction on 3 stores and scrap 3 more that are are the drawing board. Another article stated this would effect 1800 people. So why should Walmart be required to pay 50% more per hour than unions

    "Wal-Mart Stores (WMT) no longer plans to build three stores in the nation’s capitol, after the city’s council voted to force large retailers to pay starting wages that are 50% higher than the minimum wage there.

    The world’s largest retailer also said it will consider its options related to three other Washington, D.C., stores that are still under construction.

    The bill, called the Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013, was approved by an 8-to-5 vote, even though Walmart had warned that the company would leave the district.

    “Nothing has changed from our perspective: we will not pursue Skyland, Capitol Gateway, and New York Avenue and will start to review the financial and legal implications on the three stores already under construction,” Walmart spokesman Steven Restivo said, referring to the locations of the planned stores.

    Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/industri...-walmart-scraps-dc-store-plans/#ixzz2YmMkGFUG
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    Raising the cost to do business will make business move to a more ideal locale. Buy buy DC. :wave:

    If they opened the stores just out side of DC they'd get the same shoppers and not have to give in to ridiculous demands by that district.
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