Wal-Mart, Chicago Union Leaders Meet
By Kevin Robinson in News on May 5, 2010 2:00PM
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Mayor Daley supports Wal-Mart's attempts to come into Chicago, although he has said that he'd like the council to agree on the matter first. Passage by the Zoning Committee is not a sure thing, and the Sun-Times is reporting that the committee "appears to be tilted against Wal-Mart, depending on who shows up Wednesday." Regardless of the outcome of today's vote, 25th Ward Alderman Danny Solis is saying that he might advance the matter to the council floor for a vote anyway. Meanwhile 6th Ward Alderman Freddrenna Lyle has introduced a new version of the city's "living wage" ordinance, requiring businesses with 50 or more employees that benefit "directly or indirectly" from city subsidies to pay a minimum wage of $11.03 an hour.