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by Josh Kalven
4:00pm
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
4:41pm
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 ...

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by Adam Doster
9:30am
Fri Mar 14, 2008

UNITE-HERE Tells Trump "You're Fired!"

Members of the Chicago Loop Alliance (CLA) were anticipating their third annual meeting for quite some time. An advocacy group that promotes mixed-use development in downtown Chicago, local business and civic leaders were excited to unveil an ambitious $165 million plan ...

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