WASHINGTON — The AFL-CIO called out the National Retail Federation for opposing a proposed hike in the federal minimum wage rate to $10.10 from $7.25 an hour in a letter made public on Wednesday.
AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka called the NRF’s opposition “misguided” and urged the association to follow Gap Inc.’s example in supporting a higher wage rate. Trumka expressed his view in a letter to Matthew Shay, president and chief executive officer of the NRF, dated March 20 but released Wednesday.
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"