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Julie thank you very much in a controversial move Wal-Mart for the first time says.
It will abandon plans to build a new store several others in Washington DC if the city.
Passes a law forcing Wal-Mart to pay a living wage with more on this Elizabeth -- -- -- What is what is on the line here for Wal-Mart.
It's a good question Wal-Mart is essentially saying listen we don't want this twelve dollars and fifty cents living wage that this new law would impose some Wal-Mart Wal-Mart same.
In -- -- six on six stores in the area and here's what.
At a regional manager for Wal-Mart US said NN opinion piece in the Washington Post he said.
This new law would impose on first -- costs on Wal-Mart it would create an uneven playing -- the challenge of fiscal health.
A -- plan DC area stores now that this that DC has been fighting to get a Wal-Mart.
In the area for about ten years -- successive mayors of DC have been pushing to get.
A DCU area Wal-Mart there is no Wal-Mart and a nine mile radius of downtown DC.
And the people who want their say we'll create jobs would create other economic development -- other stores pop up in the area around the new Wal-Mart.
It also delivers cheap groceries to an area where people can't get really good groceries.
And that cheap goods but did that people who don't want the Wal-Mart essentially saying look -- puts their workers on the edge of poverty with the bad -- that it gives them.
And this increase -- just.
Who says annual -- -- only around 26000 a year for the workers with a living wage that even New York City is also tried to push to New York city's been.
Four clicks -- can't accurately say here is that these companies are being properties one what is it one million in tax abatements.
Right for some of the so if they're teaching -- -- city and then doesn't make sense that they should.
Be able to.
You know abide -- part of that -- did you have a point.
But -- the question is also -- -- -- -- -- -- in Indiana capitalists I think that certain companies have the right to follow the labor market conditions and -- wages to where they should go but -- -- in Pennsylvania tax -- kicked in and that they already took advantage over rights act and I think it's too that you know they're living wage -- -- DC has been canceled.
At least three times in other words is this since 2005 has been it to push on to get a living wage.
Minimum wage bill and Washington DC and in the city councilors who heads failed each and every time.
So well but this the first time at Wal-Mart stepped up and said you know what we're gonna just possibly pull states that this thing ever sees the light of day of the -- and the government aid.
Seems so -- -- kind you're just and it's -- I think point.
Thank you so much always get -- -- thank you.
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