New York Jobs with Justice has started a new online petition to urge the City Council to keep from allowing Wal-Mart to move in to NYC. The petition states:
When Walmart enters a community, it kills three retail jobs for every two poverty-wage job it “creates.” When a Walmart opened in Chicago, 25% of businesses surveyed within four miles closed. We must prevent this from happening in our communities, which are devastated by high unemployment.Please sign this petition. Wal-Mart affects all areas of this city from the health of it's residents to the small businesses that make up NYC.
We urge our local elected officials to bring good jobs to our communities, not companies like Walmart that lower the average wage in an area and destroy jobs!