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Farrah Darbouze
Washington, D.C.
If Wal-Mart isn’t willing to pay its employees the living wage, those jobs don’t need to be here in D.C. I understand that there are certain people in Wards 7 and 8 who are having difficulty finding employment [however], I believe the best jobs for them are the ones that will pay the living wage. If the District is popular and attractive enough for big-box stores such as Wal-Mart, then its executives should understand that the community needs jobs that will pay [residents] a living wage.

Farrah Darbouze
Washington, D.C.
If Wal-Mart isn’t willing to pay its employees the living wage, those jobs don’t need to be here in D.C. I understand that there are certain people in Wards 7 and 8 who are having difficulty finding employment [however], I believe the best jobs for them are the ones that will pay the living wage. If the District is popular and attractive enough for big-box stores such as Wal-Mart, then its executives should understand that the community needs jobs that will pay [residents] a living wage.

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Did the D.C. Council act in District residents' best interest when they passed the living wage bill?

Did the D.C. Council act in District residents' best interest when they passed the living wage bill?