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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    California To Wal-Mart: Enough! No More Taxpayer Subsidized Profits For You - Forbes

    For years, Wal-Mart—and other large retail operators—have been piling up huge profits by controlling their labor costs through paying employees sub-poverty level wages. As a result, it has long been left to the taxpayer to provide healthcare and other subsidized benefits to the many Wal-Mart employees who are dependent on Medicaid, food stamp programs and subsidized housing in order to keep their families from going under.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Why go to Walmart ? Dumpster diving is free and there's always the issue of better quality.................

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    What great way to kept them out of your town, just increase the minimum wage.


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    Walmart says it will cancel its plans to build three new stores in D.C. if local lawmakers approve a bill that would force the retailer to pay its employees at least $12.50 an hour.

    Alex Barron, a regional general manager for Walmart U.S., writes in an op-ed published in the Washington Post Tuesday that the company feels the D.C. Council's proposed "living wage" legislation “would clearly inject unforeseen costs into the equation that will create an uneven playing field and challenge the fiscal health of our planned D.C. stores.”


    Walmart currently has three other new stores under construction in the area, and Barron says those stores will also be jeopardized if the bill passes.




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    Yaknow Fox news such a drama queen.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    [QUOTE=pbrauer;1062033755]What great way to kept them out of your town, just increase the minimum wage.[INDENT]

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    Walmart says it will cancel its plans to build three new stores in D.C. if local lawmakers approve a bill that would force the retailer to pay its employees at least $12.50 an hour.

    Alex Barron, a regional general manager for Walmart U.S., writes in an op-ed published in the Washington Post Tuesday that the company feels the D.C. Council's proposed "living wage" legislation “would clearly inject unforeseen costs into the equation that will create an uneven playing field and challenge the fiscal health of our planned D.C. stores.”


    Walmart currently has three other new stores under construction in the area, and Barron says those stores will also be jeopardized if the bill passes.

    -Walmart and others of that ilk are a big part of why the American economy has been struggling these last few years.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    My guess to the logic behind it would be stores of that size can afford to pay greater wages, especially since (again, speaking theoretically) stores of that size are more likely to be chain stores and not a small business.
    Nonsense. Mowing grass in a big field is no harder than mowing grass in smaller yard, often easier as you ride on the mower instead of having to push it. Operating a cash register in a Walmart is no harder than operating a cash register in a McDonalds. Selling tickets at a stadium is no harder than selling tickets at movie theater. I will bet that DC did not suddenly decide to pay its city workers less than those in MD or VA, simply because DC is much smaller in area.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Nonsense. Mowing grass in a big field is no harder than mowing grass in smaller yard, often easier as you ride on the mower instead of having to push it. Operating a cash register in a Walmart is no harder than operating a cash register in a McDonalds. Selling tickets at a stadium is no harder than selling tickets at movie theater. I will bet that DC did not suddenly decide to pay its city workers less than those in MD or VA, simply because DC is much smaller in area.


    Seems like a lot of drama created by people living big off cash they made hawking trinket trash made in China and assembled in Mexico.....................

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    My guess to the logic behind it would be stores of that size can afford to pay greater wages, especially since (again, speaking theoretically) stores of that size are more likely to be chain stores and not a small business.
    That's so they'll have enough left over to pay their union dues.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    That's so they'll have enough left over to pay their union dues.
    Because evil unions forced them to employ Chinese serfs to make things at cut rate wages that Mexican peasants assembled at rock bottom wages so they could afford a fifth vacation home....................Oh, the humanity...........................

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    I'm surprised the minimum wage in DC isn't higher anyway. From what I understand, the higher the cost of living in the area, the higher employers have to pay their employees. I mean, the cost of living is astronomical in Southern California, and low-level grocery store workers are making $20+ an hour. Here in SE Georgia, the cost of living is pretty low, and the grocery store workers make $7.25 an hour.

    I used to work for the Mercedes-Benz service department, and at the time (1991) the labor rate per hour was $58. I was told the labor rate per hour in DC was $170.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I'm surprised the minimum wage in DC isn't higher anyway. From what I understand, the higher the cost of living in the area, the higher employers have to pay their employees. I mean, the cost of living is astronomical in Southern California, and low-level grocery store workers are making $20+ an hour. Here in SE Georgia, the cost of living is pretty low, and the grocery store workers make $7.25 an hour.

    I used to work for the Mercedes-Benz service department, and at the time (1991) the labor rate per hour was $58. I was told the labor rate per hour in DC was $170.

    I'm thinking about all the warranty work that had to be done. The Mercedes i had was a piece o'... anyhows when it ran it was great but a 1/3 of the time it was in shop for this or that.

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