Senator Bernie Sanders is taking on one of the biggest corporations in America. He’s calling out Walmart. The companie’s motto is “Save money. Live better.” But Sanders says its workers don’t earn enough to save money. Politico writes:
Bernie Sanders showed up uninvited to a Walmart shareholders meeting Wednesday, blasting what he called the retail giant’s “starvation wages” and imploring it to pay people at least $15 an hour.
The Vermont senator briefly addressed Walmart leadership at its annual shareholders meeting in Bentonville, Ark. Sanders introduced a proposal to allow hourly employees to join the company’s board but used the remainder of his allotted three minutes to push for a “living” minimum wage.
We're demanding that the Waltons:
✅ Respect workers' right to form a union
✅ Pay a living wage of $15/hr
✅ Guarantee 7 days paid sick leave
✅ Give hourly workers a seat on the board
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 5, 2019
— Armand Aviram (@armandaviram) June 5, 2019
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