I don’t know about you, but I find this good news. Here are my reasons…same as they were back then.
From the DCist:
Wal-Mart is pulling out of two, possibly three, D.C. sites where it planned to build stores, citing the D.C. Council’s impending adoption of a bill mandating large retailers pay a “living wage” to employees. The bill, which passed the on its first vote last month, will be put to a final tally Wednesday during the Council’s final meeting of the current legislative session…..
….In addition to the two Ward 7 stores, Alexander’s chief of staff, Ed Fisher, also says Wal-Mart’s move imperils a store planned for New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road NE. Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie (D-Ward 5), who represents that area, was one of eight “yes” votes on the bill’s first reading.