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

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

    My guess to the Republican/conservative reaction to this news:

    Despite the fact they constantly blast Obama for an economy with slumping take home pay and an increase of low wage jobs, Republicans/conservatives will now come out to gleefully point out how the liberal agenda is destroying the economy and taking away jobs.

    That's merely a guess...let's see how it plays out.

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

    My guess is that their DC stores would have a lot of shoplifters.

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

    Walmart is an employer of last resort and deserves a pass on this. They hire people that aren't worth $12.50 an hour anywhere and they give them a way to contribute. I'm a strong believer in a minimum wage but to insist on a "living wage" is not a logical strategy.

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

    This is just stupid:

    The bill is backed by worker advocates and unions that say employees of big-box stores should earn a "living wage." It applies only to stores doing business in spaces of 75,000 feet or more.

    It would require such stores to pay every employee no less than $12.50 an hour, up from D.C.'s current minimum wage of $8.25.
    So people who work in big stores require 12.50 an hour to have a living wage, but people who work elsewhere only require 8.50? Despite living in the same town? With similar if not the same cost of living? How does that make sense?

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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.




    Read more: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes | Fox News




    Who would think that a mere 51% increase in the minimum wage would cost anyone a job? Obviously there is a point at which this will happen and DC seems to have found it. It is interesting that the size of your paycheck is being linked to the size of your workplace. Should one really get more money for running a cash register in a big store than running a cash register in a small store? Maybe DC should pay all of its gov't workers much less than those in MD or VA because, after all, DC is much smaller.
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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 Wiseone View Post
    This is just stupid:



    So people who work in big stores require 12.50 an hour to have a living wage, but people who work elsewhere only require 8.50? Despite living in the same town? With similar if not the same cost of living? How does that make sense?
    You may be onto something

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

    Oh no, Wal-Mart, don't do that. Don't throw us into the briar patch.

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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 Wiseone View Post
    This is just stupid:



    So people who work in big stores require 12.50 an hour to have a living wage, but people who work elsewhere only require 8.50? Despite living in the same town? With similar if not the same cost of living? How does that make sense?
    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.

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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.




    Read more: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes | Fox News




    You mean almost 600 people won't be able to get part time jobs there, oh no the horror. Kind of hard to care about a company that employs mostly part time for **** wages not being able to build another store or two.
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