Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Clout City: As City Council Vote Approaches, Walmart and Unions Still Haven't Met

One of the issues we have covered on this blog during its brief time publishing is Wal-Mart. It doesn't matter if we're talking about the one to be built in Chatham west of the Dan Ryan or further south in Pullman. Ironically the Pullman Wal-Mart is more likely to be built than the Chatham Wal-Mart.

Either way it seems that inspite of a willingness to talk things through with regards to whether Wal-Mart should be able to build more stores in Chicago, organized labor and Wal-Mart executives apparently have yet to meet. A recent meeting was apparently cancelled and no one is sure if the Pullman Wal-Mart will exit the city council's zoning committee.

You know I just wonder how this issue might play out next year. It was mentioned in the Clout City post that city Aldermen were loathe to talk about this issue with city elections coming up next year. We saw somewhat how it played out in 2007. Not sure the dynamics is the same at this point in time.

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