On Wednesday, March 20th at 9am at the Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Room 500, the DC Council Committee on Business, Consumer, and Regulatory Affairs, chaired by At-Large Council Member Vincent Orange, will be holding a hearing on the Large Retailer Accountability Act of 2013. We need you there! Arrive by 8am with an ID to make sure you get in the building in time for the hearing.
This legislation ensures that Large Retailers pay living wages and provide benefits to its employees. The District Council wants to promote living wage jobs and benefits to help working families make ends meet, slow the erosion of living standards in the District, and provide economic development to meet the community’s needs for family‐supporting jobs.
The Act provides $11.75 as the hourly living wage rate, which increases in proportion to the increase in the Consumer Price Index each year, if any. Benefits are those that may include health care, retirement security, disability, training and education, or paid leave.
Large retailers are stores that are 75,000 square feet or more and collect $1billion dollars in yearly sales. Employees are those who work in the store and persons who work on or about the store for its benefit to include contactors, subcontractors, tenants, subtenants, licensees or sub licensees and their employees.
Join us at the Wilson Building on March 20th! Contact supportLRA2013@outlook.com for more information!
You can also contact the members of the committee that will be holding the hearing on the bill:
Vincent Orange (202) 724‐8174 firstname.lastname@example.org
David Grosso (202) 724‐8105 email@example.com
Jim Graham (202) 724‐8181 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mary M Cheh (202) 724‐8062 email@example.com
Yvette Alexander (202) 724‐8068 firstname.lastname@example.org