Chicago

Better Paychecks -- Coming to a Walmart Near You

Jun
24

I'm not too up on the agreement between Walmart and Labor about opening a 2nd WalMart store in Chicago but Progress Illinois is reporting that part of the deal is a $8.75/hr. starting salary and then an increase of 40-60 cents after the first year.

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Site de Jour: Good Jobs Chicago

Jun
23

From their 'About Us' page:

The Good Jobs Chicago Coalition (city-wide religious and community coalition) advocates for the importance of quality jobs to stabilize and grow our communities. The Good Jobs Coalition is made up of community partners with a commitment to responsible growth and corporate accountability.

http://goodjobschicago.org/

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What the Mayor can do for the 'Forgotton Middle Class'

May
19

It's nice to hear Mayor Daley's concerned about the 'forgotten middle class'.

Maybe the next time WalMart wants to move in, he'll go after them on improving their wages and conditions so they don't have an advantage over established businesses in Chicago that treat their employees better. The 'forgotten middle class' doesn't need a race to the bottom when it comes to bread-and-butter issues.

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Make Believe Across from Cubs Park

May
13

I'm not against development per se but why in the world do they call this a 'park'?

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Health Care Reform Pre-Summit Rally

Feb
26

Event organized by Health Care for America Now (HCAN Illinois) at the Chicago Temple.

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National Foot-Walkers Society for Justice & Abiding by the Law

Feb
17

WBBM Radio went on and on last Sunday about the protest at Addison and Western against 'redlight' cameras. You'd think a million people had shown up. With all that air-time, you'd think they could have interviewed a pedestrian or two for an alternative perspective.

But no -- which is kind of strange since last time I checked, we're living in a major metropolitan area where walking and taking public transportation are by necessity important facts of life.

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Victory for Toni Preckwinkle

Feb
02

Toni Preckwinkle thanks supporters and promises they'll be hearing from her soon in her run for President of the Cook County Board.

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Emergency Rallies - TOMORROW, Tuesday, January 26

Jan
25

From Campaign for Better Health Care:

DOWNTOWN CHICAGO @ NOON
Federal Plaza - 230 S. Dearborn, Chicago 60602

EVANSTON @ NOON
Fountain Square
Corner of Davis St., Sherman Ave. & Orrington Ave.

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City Sells off Parking Meters for 3 Generations to Fund Current Year Budget

Dec
03

I mean, that might as well be the headline. On the bright side, there's always Lincoln Park to sell off for next year.

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Best Most Outrageous Bank Fee Ev-a

Nov
06

Just noticed that the scoundrels at Chase are now charging me on an account that I don't use much a $6 monthly "Inactivity Fee".

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