Wal-Mart praises Chicago mayor’s big-box action
September 11, 2006,
Chicago – Wal-Mart today applauded the action by Chicago major Richard Daley to veto the recent “anti-big-box” employment regulation proposed and passed by the city government.
Some labor organizers had pressured for and praised the measure. The stipulation that employers doing more than $1 billion in annual sales and with stores bigger than 90,000 square feet would have to pay a “living wage” above the legal minimum wage – as well as certain benefits -- had moved Wal-Mart and other retailers to say they would put store development plans on hold in the city.
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