Target, Wal-Mart Play Hardball
Either someone at Target and Wal-Mart (A) read this board or (B) they just have intelligent people running their stores. We'd like to imagine it was (A) and our plan to take over the world is proceeding nicely, but in reality it's probably (B). From the Sun Times:
- Target is putting plans to build three South Side stores "on hold" -- and making veiled threats to close existing Chicago stores -- if the City Council mandates wage and benefit standards for "big-box" retailers, African-American aldermen warned Thursday.
- Minneapolis-based Target becomes the second retailing giant to threaten to pull out of the lucrative Chicago market in a last-ditch effort to stop an ordinance championed by organized labor that breezed through the City Council's Finance Committee 15-6 and has attracted support from 33 aldermen.
Bravo to Target and Wal-Mart and every other "Big Box" retailer. Hopefully they'll stick to their guns and break the City Council of their woeful concept of economic development. The faster these goofs lose the City jobs, the faster people will realize that voting for the same old song and dance of the democratic party handouts costs EVERYONE money.