Interesting that Chicago is leading the country in minimum wage reform

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by nitro, Jul 27, 2006.

  1. nitro

    nitro

    "05:50 Chicago orders 'Big Box' stores to raise wage - NY Times

    The NY Times reports after months of fevered lobbying and bitter debate, the Chicago City Council passed a groundbreaking ordinance yesterday requiring "big box" stores, like Wal-Mart (WMT) and Home Depot (HD), to pay a minimum wage of $10 an hour by 2010, along with at least $3 an hour worth of benefits. The ordinance, imposing the requirement on stores that occupy more than 90,000 square feet and are part of companies grossing more than $1 bln annually, would be the first in the country to single out large retailers for wage rules."

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  2. Banjo

    Banjo

    They haven't done anything but bullshit the gullible public, by 2010 $10 will be the going rate for anything that breathes.