Reminds me of the fight here in Chicago - ultimately lost - to keep Walmart out of Chicago. The Chicago City Council had passed an ordinance where stores with X amount of floor space had to pay $10/hr with $3/hr in benefits. It got vetoed and Chicago has several Walmart stores now.
New York City under Mayor Bill de Blasio on the other hand wants to keep Walmart out of the Big Apple period. This at the expense of low-income people. Especially for low-price paid by consumers there.
|Walmart in Pullman, Chicago - 2013|