‘Living wage’ sent to D.C. mayor
New York -- A controversial bill requiring Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and other large retailers to pay their employees a "living wage" of at least $12.50 an hour has been sent to District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray.
The mayor has 10 business days, starting Tuesday, to either sign or veto the bill, which was passed by the D.C. Council at the beginning of July.
Wal-Mart Stores is among the retailers opposing the bill. The retailer has said it won't build three of the six stores it has planned for the district if the bill becomes law.