Hadas Gold from Politico.com has recently written the following article concerning the anti-Walmart crusade in Washington D.C. There is the possibility that this local event might end up impacting the industry at a national level. The new rules in DC targeted only Walmart, raising the question about laws being crafted simply to help or harm particular companies.
What’s playing out in the nation’s capital has all the hallmarks of a classic union vs. business confrontation — with labor organizations, backed by their Democratic allies in office, pulling out all the stops to block what they view as a fiercely anti-union company that victimizes its workers with low wages during tough economic times.
Wal-Mart spokesman Steven Restivo told POLITICO the company has canceled plans for three sites in D.C. and is on the brink of pulling out of three remaining locations in Washington after the City Council passed the “Large Retailer Accountability Act” last week.