“Walmart Free NYC” is a coalition of concerned workers and residents, small business owners, community leaders, clergy and elected officials who are committed to increasing economic opportunities, preserving local businesses and bringing more jobs to communities across New York.
New York City is home to nearly 1 million small businesses — including tens of thousands of immigrant entrepreneurs chasing the American dream. Together they employ 2/3rds of the city’s private sector workers. Now, Walmart is trying to buy its way into our communities with a massive million-dollar ad campaign, fancy commercials and a slick website. We can’t let Walmart push out our homegrown mom & pop shops.
In this economy the last thing our unique city needs is Walmart. New York City doesn’t need another irresponsible big box company that destroys local businesses and waters down retail wages. Why would this be a solution now? Keep our city unique from the rest of the county. We have a rare opportunity to stop NYC from turning into every other city in America – Walmerica, the one stop shopping “paradise” that has no regard for the communities they inhabit.
Walmart Lies to NY Green Contractor
April 9, 2012 – EcoBrooklyn