12 January 2010 –After a meeting of the Chicago City Council, Walmart’s dreams of coming to Chicago have been thwarted yet again. The City Council turned down another proposal by Walmart and Alderman Ed Burke from the 14th Ward. The “Living Wage” proposal was an ordinance that would require large businesses of 50 or more employees to be required to pay a minimum of $11.03 per hour to its employees. In the face of evidence that the first Chicago Wal-Mart did not create any jobs, unions, retailers, and Aldermen could not agree.
Walmart has been trying to open stores within the city of Chicago for years. I am sure this will not be the last time Chicago will have to decide to Walmart or Not to Walmart.Email This Post To a Friend.