District Mayor Vincent C. Gray vetoed legislation Thursday that would force the city’s largest retailers to pay a super-minimum wage to their workers, ending two months of uncertainty over the controversial bill’s fate and setting up a decisive override vote at the D.C. Council as early as Tuesday.
The debate over the bill, the Large Retailer Accountability Act, has polarized local leaders while garnering national attention and putting focus on the low wages many retail chains pay their workers.
I bet this will tick off some DUers. lol. As much as I could like people to make a better wage, the reality is that it would cut jobs (right or wrong). I do also have concerns about the government stepping in too much. If they step in now, then what about the future?