When Larry Born’s privately-owned retail business closed its doors
during the recession in 2009, he sought employment at Walmart. He said
he didn’t know it at the time, but he walked into a “predatory employer”
that pays “slave wages.” Born was one of nearly 100 people who
protested outside Chicago’s Walmart Express store, at 570 West Monroe St., to
demand better wages and improved working conditions for the employees of the
world’s largest retailer.