By  on April 2, 2014

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.

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