Organized Labor Digging In Against Wal-Mart's Chicago Push

04/03/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Monée Fields-White Crain's Chicago Business

Opposition to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is stiffening at City Hall even as the retailer pitches its expansion as an antidote to recession.
The reason: Organized labor, a powerful Chicago interest, isn't budging from its stance that Wal-Mart shouldn't build stores unless it agrees to allow workers to form unions. Mr. Daley wants to keep labor's support to draw the 2016 Olympics to Chicago.

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