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  •  The first Walmart store pre-dates the living wage (21+ / 0-)

    ordinance. The Sam's Club, I think, was opened after the living wage ordinance became law but before it was cranked up to the highest in the nation. The second Walmart was opened after we achieved the highest in the nation status. It was largely assumed that the older Walmart would then close; but on the contrary, it just last year got a huge remodel. That kind of investment says that it is staying put. The Kohl's is brand new, and like the second Walmart, it post-dates "highest in the nation status". The Target store must also be profitable, as it is in the process of a major make-over.

    And I forgot to mention, we also have a Hobby Lobby, a Bed Bath and Beyond, two Office Depots and a Staples, two Ross's, and a TJ Maxx.

    Oh, and when the Target remodel is finished it will include a Starbucks, which means that if you stand in the right spot of the intersection of Cerrillos and Zaffarano, you'll be able to see FOUR of them at one glance.

    Seriously - Santa Fe indicates there is not a shred of evidence that corporate America actually has a problem with a minimum wage that is 50% higher than the one we've got now.

    But I have heard the management of the local Catholic hospital say they are dead set against it.

    •  Thank you for this info! (3+ / 0-)
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      That is all very telling.  Wow, the Target in Queens here has a starbucks in it.  It just got remodeled, after closing for almost a year.

      That is all very impressive, considering the population level and the living wage level.

      Ayn is the bane! Take the Antidote To Ayn Rand and call your doctor in the morning: You have health insurance now! @floydbluealdus1

      by Floyd Blue on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 10:07:16 AM PST

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    •  New Mexicans with a shred of experience (3+ / 0-)
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      are dead set against giving themselves over to St Victim's hospital for care,  where the annual  staffing turnover rate is 40%.  

      Seriously Marie, I can't see Santa Fe as typical of anything,  a fanta se unto itself, and there was great controversy to get that minimum wage enacted.

      I completely agree that minimum wages should be much higher,  but I don't think our City Different is the example to use to prove the point.

      don't always believe what you think

      by claude on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 10:22:43 AM PST

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