MOM & POP STORES AND WORKERS FIGHT TO KEEP WALMART OUT OF NYC

Studies Show Walmart Pushes Out 25% of Local Small Businesses and Destroys 3 Jobs for Every 2 It “Creates”

Major Elected Allies: “NYC can’t afford one job-killing Wal-Mart”

Small business owners and workers from across the 5 boroughs will urge the City Council today to protect mom and pop stores and the 450,000 New Yorkers they employ by keeping Wal-Mart out of New York City.

With support from major elected allies, including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, the hard-working shop owners will rally at City Hall before the much-anticipated Council hearing to deliver a simple message: this is the wrong time for Walmart to move into NYC, bankrupt mom and pop stores, and increase unemployment in already struggling neighborhoods.

Multiple scientific, peer-reviewed studies have reached the same conclusion as bankrupt small business owners across the U.S.: Walmart pushes out locally owned stores, and destroys more jobs than it creates.

What: Rally and march to prevent NYC small business owners & workers from being pushed out by Walmart

Who:

  • Locally owned small businesses,
  • Workers
  • Community supporters
  • Major elected allies

When: TODAY, Thursday, February 3rd @ 11AM

Where: Steps of City Hall, Manhattan

Walmart Free NYC is a coalition of workers, small business owners, community leaders, clergy and elected officials who are committed to increasing economic opportunities, preserving local businesses, and creating more jobs in communities across New York’s five boroughs.

http://walmartfreenyc.com/

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