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A new Walmart

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A new Walmart Express is opening Wednesday morning, and a group of Walmart employees and supporters will be there to protest – charging that despite the corporation’s promise of jobs for Chicago, it’s now using temporary agencies to fill positions in stores here.

There’s a rally and press conference Wednesday, May 9 at 6:30 a.m. at 225 W. Chicago.  Speakers include Elce Redmond of the South Austin Coalition, where Chicago’s first Walmart was built; Suzanne Keers of Local First Chicago [2], an organization of small business owners; Larry Born of Organization United for Respect at Walmart [3], a national group of Walmart associates; and Leticia Rodriguez of Warehouse Workers for Justice [4], which has sued Walmart warehouse operators near Joliet for wage theft.