1. Bernie Sanders is Planning to Crash Walmart's Next Shareholders Meeting and Argue Hourly Workers Deserve a Spot on the Company's Board

    Bernie Sanders is Planning to Crash Walmart's Next Shareholders Meeting and Argue Hourly Workers Deserve a Spot on the Company's Board
    • Sen. Bernie Sanders will attend Walmart's shareholders meeting on June 5.
    • He reportedly plans to boost a shareholder proposal to include hourly employees on the company's board.
    • A Walmart spokesperson told Business Insider that the company hopes Sanders will not approach the event as a "campaign stop."

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of Walmart's biggest critics, is crashing the retail giant's annual shareholder meeting this year...

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    1. These workers need and deserve a seat at the table.
    2. The company will respond to specific shareholder proposals once they are formally presented at our June 5 shareholders meeting.
    3. Since the beginning, a cornerstone of Walmart's culture has been engaging frontline associates in the management of the company, and we're proud of the fact that 75% of our U.S. management associates began their career as frontline hourly associates.
    4. If Senator Sanders attends, we hope he will approach his visit not as a campaign stop, but as a constructive opportunity to learn about the many ways we're working to provide increased economic opportunity, mobility and benefits to our associates — as well as our widely recognized leadership on environmental sustainability.
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