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by Adam Doster
Thu Mar 27, 2008

The Tribune's Poor Wal-Mart Math

In the summer of 2006, the Chicago Tribune editorial board staunchly opposed the Big Box living wage ordinance passed by the Chicago City Council and ultimately vetoed by the Daley Administration. Calling it "one of the loopiest ideas we've seen from City Hall in a ...

PI Original
by Mose Buchele
Fri Mar 21, 2008

Aldermen Denounce Univ. of Chicago Over Sudan Investment

A Chicago City Council committee yesterday denounced the University of Chicago for maintaining a million-dollar investment in companies that do business with Sudan. The Human Relations Committee approved a non-binding resolution urging the university to divest itself ...
PI Original
by Josh Kalven
Thu Mar 20, 2008

Wal-Mart And Daley Feeling The "Heat"

In a column posted here yesterday, Amisha Patel recounted the 2006 effort to pass a City Council ordinance requiring Chicago's "big box" retailers to pay a living wage. The measure was ultimately vetoed by Mayor Daley, but as Patel notes, the widespread mobilization ...

PI Original
by Josh Kalven
Wed Mar 19, 2008

A Living Wage Is A Right -- Not A Luxury

Decent wages. Filling a prescription for your sick child. Not having to choose between paying the rent and buying groceries. Sound like luxuries to you? Well, they don’t to a majority of Chicagoans. Nonetheless, retailers like Wal-Mart, Target, and Lowe’s apparently ...