Wal-Mart battle over living wages in D.C. continues
Updated: Tuesday, July 23 2013, 07:22 PM EDT
(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A battle over wages at Wal-Mart is going on just blocks from the nation's Capitol.
The Washington, D.C. City Council recently passed a bill requiring so-called non-union big box stores to pay workers at least $12.50 per hour.
Now, Wal-Mart is threatening to pull the plug on all six of its planned Washington projects.
Many argue that D.C.'s low income neighborhoods are in desperate need of the jobs the new stores would bring, but others say the city should stand its ground and demand a living wage.