Wal-Mart Effect Series: Part 3
"The unions and their community allies have... persuaded officials in at least a dozen cities and counties to adopt zoning laws to keep out Supercenters and stores like them. Homeowner groups, backed by union money, sued to stop construction of two Supercenters in Bakersfield, arguing that the stores would drive local merchants out of business... In Los Angeles, several City Council members are drafting an ordinance to require an examination of how large-scale projects such as Supercenters would affect the community, including the possible loss of union jobs."
Thanks to Chris Steins