Smiley to a Frown

WalmartFrownI 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.

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2 thoughts on “Smiley to a Frown

  1. Good riddance . Too bad Gray will veto and there won’t be enough votes to override. See Bowser , Alexander, Wells,and whoever else is going to claim Walmart is good for the community.

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