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Washington D.C. City Council Passes Bill Requiring Big Box Stores Pay $12.50 Minimum Wage

By Emma Koch

Washington D.C. City Council Passes Bill Requiring Big Box Stores Pay $12.50 Minimum Wage

July 11, 2013 Updated Jul 11, 2013 at 10:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON, D.C. (www.incnow.tv) -- The Washington D.C. City Council passed a bill that would require a $12.50 minimum wage for workers at companies with more than $1 billion in global sales.

On Tuesday, a Walmart executive said in an op-ed in the Washington Post that if the vote passed the company would reconsider plans to bring three new stores to the city.

According to a report in the Huffington Post, Walmart's full-time store workers now earn an average of $12.78 per hour. But an average hourly wage for full-time employees is not the same as starting wages for all employees. That average can be skewed upwards by the fact that it includes department managers and excludes part-timers, which the company says is the minority of their workforce.

Read the full Huffington Post article here.




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