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Wal-Mart opening giant South Side Chicago store

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posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 03:58 PM
Wal-Mart opening giant South Side Chicago store

The store in the Chatham neighborhood on the city's South Side was long-delayed by a political fight that pitted the world's largest retailer against labor unions demanding Wal-Mart pay a livable wage.

I was rolling over laughing...

This was like reading over a story with two people you detest in a fight....

This will not hurt walmart too much...

This has hurt the unions by draining funds out of there coffers...

I see this a laughable and not an accomplishment... but maybe a sign.... with a union backed POTUS...

both sides spent tons of money and all the got was 8.25 per hour and no union in the store...

what missing from this piece....

How did the union fight off that is a much more interesting piece

Approval of the Wal-Mart came after labor unions and the retailer reached a deal that calls for the retailer to pay Chicago employees at least $8.75 an hour, which is 50 cents above Illinois' minimum wage.

my guess is that no construction would take place... with the local governments support of course... which includes permits ect.... no union you cant build here sorry...

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:03 PM
So, you support Wal-Mart's homogenization of this country?

I don't know about you but I side with the unions because Wal-Mart treats their workers like crap. They promise low prices and once their stores open, they fill up with some of the strangest, stupidest people I've ever seen in my life.

I'll sum up Wal-Mart in a few words: dirty diapers in the aisles

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:04 PM
reply to post by ripcontrol

Are they TRYING to get robbed?

You know they'll lose more than they make there...people will walk in and waltz out, either by gun or by stealth.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:05 PM
NBC version of story

But since the groundbreaking of the West Chatham store last summer, Ald. Howard Brookings (21st) has maintained that in this economy some jobs are better than no jobs.

"Walmart came to the table and made a concession that they're paying at least 50 percent an hour higher than the minimum wage here in Illinois," Brookings said last summer, "which is really comparable to many of the union shops, the Jewel and the Dominicks."


so the alderman is behind it...

Gov. Pat Quinn and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were expected to appear at the opening, but both canceled.

this is an important issue because this is about delivering votes and favors....

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:06 PM
Government has a monopoly on violence.
They have the troops(cops); they have the guns; they have the apparatus( courts); they have the Jails...They have the means to turn it it on and off( permits; licenses and fees);
No wonder the Unions use them... legalized "knee capping". The Mafia should have it so good...

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:08 PM

Originally posted by Starchild23
reply to post by ripcontrol

Are they TRYING to get robbed?

You know they'll lose more than they make there...people will walk in and waltz out, either by gun or by stealth.

There must be no stores at all on the South Side...they'd all be robbed blind

Every Walmart gets stolen from...this one won't be any different.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:09 PM
It's Chicago, where dead people vote dozens of times, and where Obama did his "community organizing" and where Rambo now rules the city. Nothing there is unexpected.

“And so I went through the looking glass, stepped into the netherworld, where up is down and food is greed, where convex mirrors cover the walls, where death is honor and flesh is weak. It is ever so easy to go. Harder to find your way back.”

No link, because I never forgot this passage. It applies so well to politics today.

Starred and Flagged.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:11 PM
Isn't this actually a win for the labor unions and the workers?

Sure, they cannot force WalMart to unionize, but they still negotiated a higher wage than WalMart would have paid in the first place.

That's the way I read this story.

posted on Jan, 25 2012 @ 04:53 PM
I tend to side with walmart over labor unions, I can walk into a walmart and get a job. It is not that easy to get a labor union job.

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:01 AM
reply to post by The Sword

I side with neither... please re-read the OP I posted...

to give a better point... two sets of people, neither of who are good company, went at it... (for sports fans its like watching two teams you hate or dislike play against each other....)

and the union seems to have won.... overall points wise...

hidden numbers..

How did the union 'fight ' walmart for eightish years.... it appears with corruption...

Walmart was just greedy enough to want the money so they only folded on wages... you do know as soon as they are finished building they can fire the employees and restaff... no contract as such can forcibly be is an agreement with the union for wages not for employees... none who are unionised...

the only thing keeping them in line is that the crooked union would stop other endeavors...

So we learn here crime and corruption do pay... the Alderman's tax returns would be nice to read....

I will not side with the union over this because they abandoned the other walmart employees...what about them...

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:02 AM
reply to post by Starchild23

I know nuthing...


Loss prevention is a whole nother thread.... barely competent enough to sign for their pay checks

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:05 AM
reply to post by 46ACE

I see you have some personal experience with the system...

Remember something an old black man whose father was a slave...

You are free as long as you dont let them break you....

they cant control everything only bits and pieces ....

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:07 AM
reply to post by OutKast Searcher

I believe thats the part of chicago the navy isnt allowed in...

I never went there...

He, I believe, is laying a claim that this one will experience more young socialist spreading the wealth.... Id partially disagree with most of it except to say it will be a more diverse shopping crowd experience

I also wonder if walmart paid off the locals as well....
edit on 27-1-2012 by ripcontrol because: secrets will remain in concrete shoes

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:13 AM
reply to post by ProfEmeritus

thank you...

Would you agree that this is a sign of how the next elections will play out.... local strongmen and others bringing in the vote...

It is what I saw in this... A strong political apparatus in place delivering goods and services to their backers....

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:16 AM
reply to post by sheepslayer247

you see the other side here of the left out story...

how did they force walmart to play ball... this is not a win for the labor unions.... they should their hands and may of cost themselves more in the long run then they realized...

They exposed their lines to power and of power...

the victory may be short lived

posted on Jan, 27 2012 @ 02:19 AM
reply to post by JoshF

not without knowing someone ... I agree...

it is becoming more like a racket then a union designed to protect the employees...

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