Skip to comments.[Washington] D.C. Council Passes $12.50 Minimum Wage Bill; Wal-mart says will not build 3 stores
Posted on 07/10/2013 2:33:59 PM PDT by COBOL2Java
WASHINGTON - The D.C. Council has passed a bill that would require large retailers like Wal-Mart to pay workers at least $12.50.
The bill now goes to Mayor Vincent Gray for his consideration. The 8-5 vote was short of the votes needed to override a veto from the mayor
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$12.50 time zero employees equals...(drumroll)...zero.
Thank you. Thank you very much. I’ll be here all week. Try the veal.
District of Communists
District of Corruption
District of Comedy
(play along at home, kids ! :^)
Minimum wage needs to be $30 hr. Otherwise, you’re better off being on welfare.
Fools and Idiots run that city.
8-5 is by design. the mayor will not sign it.
Has Walmart lost its mind? Why expose your company to the whacky WDC population?
They run that city because fools and idiots vote them into office.
What is minimum wage now in DC?
make minimum wage 100,000 per hour and then everyone could only work one hour a year at McDonalds and we would all be rich!
I’m fairly sure if it passes the law could be struck down in court. Equal protection under the law and all that. (Seems the bill only pertains to a certain size business and we aren’t talking bennies we are talking basic wage)
I actually agree. They will need too many security guards and the place will need a substation that runs a shuttle to the local lock-up. If the Mayor doesn’t sign it, there is no guarantee that the next one won’t. Remember, this is a city that pretty allowed the teachers union to elect this mayor. They are run by the few unions left and the strongest (most influential) is the teachers union.
There must have been some pretty strong assurances in those meetings in Bentonville for WM to make this commitment.
The goofy thing is that Walmart had announced they planned to pay an average of $12.39/hour. But the DC bureaucrats had to stick the knife in over 11 cents. Only people they hurt are their constituents.
Nope. You got that wrong. There's a BIG difference between an average of $12.39 an hour and a minimum of 12.50 an hour. New employees with no experience would be starting at minimum wage, while managers could be making up into the teens and even 20's or more an hour, and the average could be 12.39 an hour. Making the minimum 12.50 an hour would mean that either they would not hire inexperienced workers or would have to pay them 12.50, and the overall average rate would probably be upwards of 15 or 18 or even 20 an hour. A merchandising store cannot survive with average rates like that.
$8.25 an hour which is $1.00 more than the Federal minimum wage. Go figure. I can guarantee you that should Walmart ever go union, all criticism of them would immediately cease and they would become the most wonderful company ever.
Doesn’t matter whatever it is it is 900 less jobs and counting as no large retailer will build where they are not allowed to compete fairly for business.
Democrats in Action! Uh, I mean: Commies In Action!
Uh, ok, same difference, actually:
Potato, patato; Democrat, Commie.
“make minimum wage 100,000 per hour and then everyone could only work one hour a year at McDonalds and we would all be rich!”
Even better, have the government mint a bunch of trillion dollar coins and grant each citizen one coin. They everybody would be REALLY rich and no one would have to work at all.
“Equal protection under the law and all that. (Seems the bill only pertains to a certain size business “
Even worse, stores bigger than the target size but which are also unionized are exempted! Only large, non-unionized stores are impacted.
Still, I don’t blame Walmart for wasting their money on lawsuits. Probably cheaper and easier just to pull out.
I will celebrate the day that DC files for bankruptcy.
Until they went belly up.
Union trumping jobs.
I’m sure the voters who put these Leftists in charge travel to Va where there are Walmarts.
Why not $32.50/hr? Or $325.50/hr?
And some existing DC retailers may close and move to the burbs.
what a bunch of stupid crooks
Why should Wal-Mart have to pay their employees a living wage when the American taxpayers will do it for them?
I mean between food stamps, section 8 housing, etc. all Wal-Mart needs to do is to pay their employees enough so they can afford gas for the car, or bus fare, so they can show up to work. Taxpayers will do the rest.
One where they completely go overboard and show the DC councilmen some aluminum suitcase full of fake $.
Oh, here's what YOU'LL get if you let us build our stores.
Then when the "leak" breaks, and the councilman get caught, just laugh at them and give them the suitcase full of fake bills.
And in a few years, after more of dear leaders’ endless spending and printing of money, that won’t be enough to buy a month’s groceries and they’ll be demanding it be raised more.
What was it Einstein said about insanity?
Because the jig would be up.
Washington DC doesn't deserve Walmart. Better that they build in "flyover country" where they get a better class of job applicants with a better work ethic, and where people appreciate you.
I don’t like Walmart but I guess I’ll give them a little business.
“Why should Wal-Mart have to pay their employees a living wage when the American taxpayers will do it for them?”
You realize Wal mart is not alone in what they pay their people?
Why single Walmart out?
They pay as much or slightly more than any other similar operation and the opportunity to advance and make more is pretty easy.
Sears Target Penney’s Kmart all fast food chains etc etc etc etc
Wal-Mart is by far the biggest employer who regularly perpetuates the cycle of reliance on government hand-outs. The other companies are a drop in the bucket comparatively.
If Wal-Mart actually paid its share of corporate taxes, then you could argue that they pay for their employees to be on public assistance. But with corporate loopholes, offshore accounts, and other chicanery, these big companies are just leeches off of the American economy.
Its time patriotism took a front seat and for companies to start making stuff in the USA and stop giving their employees 39 hours a week just so they dont have to pay for any benefits, and let the social safety net take care of them (ie taxpayer funded food stamps and healthcare).
Sure, CEOs will only make maybe 1 million a year instead of 2, but isnt it time to put America first? In WWII when people were growing Victory Gardens and skipped a meat meal one a week no one asked, Whats in it for me?
The USA is in a war for economic survival, and its time that big companies started pitching in.
it is 2013
and we are and will forever be in a global economy
we can never go back nor would we want to go back to wages now paid to emerging countries.
We can either recognize this and look to ways to ensure our place
knowing it is not in mindless production
or we can continue to whine
which course do you choose to take
I lived for 12 years overseas working for US companies and paying ZERO income tax. One of the few things that still gives me a warm fuzzy is seeing that goose egg on line 28 of the 1040. Are you implying that you would not do the same if your could?
Maybe it's time for the freeloading deadbeats that make up the base of the democRAT party to pay their fair share. What's fair to you? 10%? 15%? Name a rate, then apply it to EVERYONE!