U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks throughout a rally at Howard College Might 13, 2019 in Washington, DC.
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The Vermont impartial and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate will attend the retailer’s annual shareholders assembly in Arkansas subsequent month, a marketing campaign spokeswoman mentioned Tuesday. He’ll push to spice up pay and advantages for employees and introduce a measure to present hourly staff a spot on Walmart’s board.
“If hourly employees at Walmart have been effectively represented on its board, I doubt you’d see the CEO of Walmart making over a thousand occasions greater than its common employee,” Sanders told The Washington Post, which first reported the information.
In an announcement, Walmart mentioned it should “reply to particular shareholder proposals as soon as they’re formally introduced” on the June 5 assembly.
“If Senator Sanders attends, we hope he’ll method his go to not as a marketing campaign cease, however as a constructive…