SARASOTA FL--- A wage dispute between Walmart and Southeast D.C has sparked controversial debate through out the county.
D.C. city officials approved a law that would require Walmart to pay employees what they call a living wage or $12.50 an hour. That number about $4.50 more than the city's $8.25 minimum wage. The situation is familiar for the city of Sarasota. In 2012 voters passed a referendum that required any company receiving state or federal subsidizes that exceed $100,000 a year to pay employees more than minimum wage.
At that time Walmart was looking to build a store on city owned property close to the intersection of 301 and MLK. Walmart disagreed with the measure and opted to not continue with the move. Coming up at 6 we look at the impact of the decision.