Chicago mulls new wage for big box retailers


1 June 2006 — Chicago (IL): Chicago may become the first city in the US to require big box retailers to pay employees a living wage of at least $10 an hour plus $3 an hour in benefits.
According to reports in the US, 33 of 50 city council members have signed up to the proposed regulation, which would only affect stores which have at least 75,000 sq ft and are operated by companies with at least $1 billion in annual sales, allowing smaller retailers to continue with the state minimum wage of $6.50 an hour.