Walmart, Chicago Unions Agree to Deal
Walmart has reached a deal with a group of labor unions in which the retailer has agreed to use union labor in the construction of new stores in Chicago. According to the Financial Times, the deal was struck prior to a Chicago city zoning committee vote this week on whether to proceed with the construction on the South Side.
Walmart, according to Reuters, has plans for "dozens" of Chicago-area stores in the next five years. The only Walmart currently in Chicago was built four years ago on the city's West Side.