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

From the Kroenke real estate files: Stan’s new ranch

Stan KroenkeWalmart 1%-er Stan Kroenke just made his enormous property portfolio even bigger: Last week, he finalized the purchase of Broken O Ranch, a 124,000-acre ranch in northwestern Montana that Forbes called “one of the largest agricultural operations in the Rocky Mountain West.” The purchase price hasn’t been disclosed, but Kroenke is believed to have paid around $90 million for the land, the ranch business, and the 10,000-square-foot ranch house (with an indoor pool!). The ranch is rich in natural resources, too; a couple years ago, the ranch and energy companies entered into oil and gas lease agreements.

Six degrees of the Walmart 1% – LA edition

In honor of this weekend’s largest ever anti-Walmart march and rally in Los Angeles, we thought we’d kick off the Six Degrees of the Walmart 1% with a movie star. Who better than Tom Cruise?

The Waltons continue to fund the Republican Party

The Waltons’ contributions to Republicans this federal election cycle are quickly approaching a million dollars, and things have barely started to heat up.

Kroenke ranch bars access to public lake; fishermen fight back

In addition to his sports and real estate empires, Walmart 1%-er Stan Kroenke also owns a few cattle ranches, including one up in British Columbia, Canada that is Canada’s largest working cattle ranch. As we mention in the family tree, a fight has been brewing between Kroenke and his Douglas Lake Ranch and local fishermen: Kroenke’s operation has blocked off a publicly-owned road that leads to a publicly-owned lake that sits on his 500,000-acre property. The lake has long been recognized as a prime fishing spot, and people who have been fishing the lake for decades are understandably upset at being locked out and called trespassers.

Kroenkes make Aspen’s most expensive real estate purchase of 2011

Aspen Journalism reports that Stan Kroenke and Ann Walton Kroenke made the “most expensive real estate purchase of 2011” in Aspen, Colorado, when they dropped $20.75 million to purchase a 10,596-square-foot home last November. Aspen, of course, is the ski resort town named “The Most Expensive Town in America” by the Wall Street Journal. It’s also where the two billionaire Kroenkes met.

Kroenkes make Aspen's most expensive real estate purchase of 2011

Aspen Journalism reports that Stan Kroenke and Ann Walton Kroenke made the “most expensive real estate purchase of 2011” in Aspen, Colorado, when they dropped $20.75 million to purchase a 10,596-square-foot home last November. Aspen, of course, is the ski resort town named “The Most Expensive Town in America” by the Wall Street Journal. It’s also where the two billionaire Kroenkes met.

Walmart's LA Invasion

Walmart in Chinatown, Walmart at Dodgers Stadium?

Last week, residents of Los Angeles saw two important developments related to Walmart’s increasing footprint on the city. First, residents geared up to stop a proposed Walmart in the city’s historic Chinatown.  Second, Stan Kroenke, emerged as a leading contender to buy the Dodgers and Dodger Stadium, less than a mile from the site of the proposed Walmart store.

Walmart’s LA Invasion

Walmart in Chinatown, Walmart at Dodgers Stadium?

Last week, residents of Los Angeles saw two important developments related to Walmart’s increasing footprint on the city. First, residents geared up to stop a proposed Walmart in the city’s historic Chinatown.  Second, Stan Kroenke, emerged as a leading contender to buy the Dodgers and Dodger Stadium, less than a mile from the site of the proposed Walmart store.