Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Bills introduced that would require Wal-Mart to sign CBA, pay living wages

Yesterday CM Phil Mendelson introduced two bills; one would require Wal-Mart to sign an enforceable community benefits agreement (a subject that has been brought up countless times at community meetings all over the city; Wal-Mart reps generally reply to these concerns anemically), and another would require "large retailers" (any retailer whose floor space is over 75,000 square feet) to pay workers a living wage. Mike DeBonis muses about the possibility of the bills becoming laws.

Mendelson 'large retailer' bill -- CBAs

Mendelson "large retailer" bill -- living wage

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