Community activists push for DC retailer accountability

By Doug Cunningham

Labor, community leaders and Washington D.C. city council members today are calling on Washington’s mayor to sign the Large Retailer Accountability Act. The act calls for giant retailers with more than a billion dollars annual revenue and stores of 75,000 square feet or more to pay workers at least $12.50 an hour plus benefits. Supporters of the act say it’s a fair deal for a living wage. The event is part of the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the March On Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

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