Friday, July 28, 2006

Chicago City Council Approves Ordinance Requiring BIG BOX RETAILERS to Pay Workers a Living Wage. A Librarian at the Kitchen Table. No. 390.

Chicago City Council approves an ordinance that will require big box retailers to pay workers a living wage.
Wal-Mart and other big business interests mounted an expensive and divisive campaign to block the living wage law.

ACORN worked on a successful grassroots campaign that demonstrated overwhelming public support for the ordinance, in coalition with more than 30 organizations, the Grassroots Collaberative, labor unions (including the UFCW, SEIU, UNITE HERE, Chicago Federation of Labor, and Change to Win), religous leaders, and the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU, which helped write the ordinance.

Acorn Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage

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