Tag: Respect DC

In Less Than a Year, D.C.’s First Walmart Is Already Threatening Local Businesses

October 31, 2014

Less than one year after its opening, small business owners within the immediate vicinity of a new Walmart Supercenter in the nation’s capital say their establishments are already in danger of closing, according to a new report released by Respect DC and Ward 4 Thrives. The report cites several local… Read More»

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D.C. City Council Passes $11.50 Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days for Tipped Workers

December 18, 2013

Both Measures Pass Unanimously, Now Await Mayor Gray’s Signature Yesterday, the D.C. City Council voted unanimously to increase the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 per hour by 2016 and to extend earned sick time to tipped restaurant workers. While voters in the District overwhelmingly support living wage measures, Mayor Gray… Read More»

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D.C. Living Wage Bill Hits Mayor’s Desk

September 3, 2013

Right now, Washington, D.C., residents are waging a mighty struggle to guarantee living wages from the most profitable retailers in their city. Last month, the D.C. Council passed the Large Retailer Accountability Act (LRAA), which would require large businesses in the district to pay a living wage to employees. The… Read More»

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