Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Chicago's first Wal-Mart to open Wednesday

This opening of Chicago's first Wal-Mart has been planned for a couple of years, so Alderman Joe Moore's efforts to keep Wal-Mart from expanding into Chicago wouldn't have effected this store on Chicago's West Side. The store's grand opening is tomorrow.

Moore tried to put a "living wage" ordinance into law. Moore's bill would've only applied to large retailers with stores with floorspace over 90,000 sq. ft. Viewing it as a job-killing machine, Mayor Richard Daley vetoed the bill, and more Wal-Marts will be coming to the city.

It's better to have a low-paying job than none at all.

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