2018 Walmart Shareholders Meeting

2018 Walmart Shareholders Meeting

For the first time in Walmart shareholder meeting history, Walmart’s top 1% has changed the rules to exclude the majority of Walmart workers from being present during business proposal votes on wage transparency and other issues that affect them on a daily basis, further silencing the voice of Walmart workers. Which begs the question…

What is Walmart Hiding? 

Click here to read the 12 Things Walmart is Hiding from Its Shareholders and the American Public

Click here to read the The Growing Wage Divide Between Walmart’s Top 1% and its Workers

The Waltons are the Secret Stars of the 2015 State Of The Union

The Waltons – who became the richest family in the world by inheriting Wal-Mart – are going to make a stealth appearance in the State Of The Union tonight when President Obama discusses his proposals to close tax loopholes that unfairly benefit the ultra-rich.

How a Small Change at Walmart Could Send 9 Million Students to College

Is it a good idea for America to send qualified, yet underprivileged and lower-income students, to college? The answer is indisputable: yes.

Rep. Schakowsky Calls Out Walmart Exec: “He is absolutely wrong.”

On Saturday, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill) went on CNN to respond to a Walmart executive’s claim that she was misinformed about wage levels at the company. Needless to say, Rep. Schakowsky was not having it.

Richest family in the U.S. now 25% richer

Today, Forbes released its annual list of the 400 richest Americans. Not only can the Waltons still count themselves as the richest family in America, but their net worth rose 25% in the last six months. The six Waltons on the list—Christy, Alice, Jim, Rob, Ann, and Nancy—are worth a combined $144.7 billion, up $29 billion from the last Forbes tally in March. It’s as if the richest Waltons found a long-lost, equally affluent sibling.

While America Was in Recession, the Walton Family Got Richer

We recently heard an amazing statistic on the Melissa Harris-Perry show about how Black and Latino households lost large percentages of their wealth during the recession.  It got us thinking, of course, about how, while that was happening, the Walton Family continued to amass more wealth than any family could ever need.

At $115.7 billion, the Walton family remains the face of the 1% in America

This week, Forbes released its annual billionaires issue. Predictably, the Waltons, whose wealth is derived almost exclusively from their holdings in Walmart, rank among the richest people on the planet. Six of them appear on the Forbes Billionaires list, and they are collectively worth $115.7 billion. Sam Walton’s heirs rank among the top 20 richest people on the planet and his brother Bud’s children are further down the list—but still miles above the rest of us:

Waltons Give Themselves Huge Raise. Pass the Bill to Workers, Taxpayers

The Waltons, the richest family in the United States, and the owners of nearly half of all Walmart stock, just announced they’ve given themselves a raise of $436 million dollars. The Board of Directors, which includes three members of the Walton family, just voted to increase the annual dividend by 18% over the previous fiscal year. As a result, the Waltons’ Walmart dividends alone in FY14 will top $3 billion.

A tremendous divide

This week, Walmart associates in a dozen cities across the country risked several days’ pay to go on strike following the company’s retaliation and attempts to silence their voices.