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Minimum wage effort would raise hourly rate across D.C. metro area

The "regional minimum" for employees would be $11.50 an hour by 2016 if leaders in Montgomery County, Prince George's County and D.C. succeed.

Wednesday - 10/09/2013, 03:23pm EDT

Tags: minimum wage, Phil Mendelson, Andrea Harrison, Marc Elrich, Nick Iannelli

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Gray's stance on Wal-Mart not as straightforward as 3 years ago

In a WTOP interview in 2010, Vince Gray, as mayor-elect, was definitive about the wages Wal-mart should pay. Now, with the "living wage" bill before him and a week to make a decision on its fate, he's not as candid.

Tuesday - 09/10/2013, 01:53pm EDT

Tags: living wage bill, Walmart, Vince Gray, jobs, D.C., economic development, andrew mollenbeck

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D.C.'s 'living wage' bill still in limbo

A D.C. bill that sparked a national debate because it would require big retailers to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 an hour remains in the hands of the D.C. Council more than 40 days after lawmakers officially approved it.

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 01:30pm EDT

Tags: D.C., Wal-Mart, Vince Gray, jobs, employment, Nick Iannelli

Gray: Living wage bill could slow D.C. development

D.C. Mayor Vince Gray won't say whether he will veto a bill that requires big-box stores to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 an hour.

Friday - 07/26/2013, 02:58pm EDT

Tags: Vince Gray, Wal-Mart, employment, big box stores, minimum wage, Colleen Kelleher

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Major retailers urge Gray veto of living wage bill, threaten to table expansion plans

A half-dozen major retailers have signed a letter to D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray urging him to veto the large retailer living wage bill, threatening to "revisit" expansion plans if the legislation is enacted.

Wednesday - 07/17/2013, 02:23pm EDT

Tags: vincent gray, D.C. Council, living wage bill