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.

Supreme Court opens the flood gates to even more Walton money in politics

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down certain limits on individuals’ federal campaign contributions, with a ruling on McCutcheon v. FEC. The Supreme Court declared unconstitutional the cap on the aggregate amount that an individual can give directly to candidates for federal office, federal political action committees, and federal party committees.

The Waltons could buy Congress 32 times

Slate reports that more than half of 534 current members of Congress are millionaires, according to a new analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics (CPR) (see here also).

Many Call for Walmart 1% to End Its Support of ALEC

This week, the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) is holding its annual meeting in Chicago. Today, thousands gathered outside the meeting to show their opposition to ALEC’s right-wing “model legislation.” Some of those present chose to highlight the ongoing role of the Walmart 1% in ALEC.

Walmart and Walton Family Funding Sponsor of Arkansas Attacks on Planned Parenthood, Sex Ed Programs

Extremist, anti-woman politicians are at it again in Arkansas.  And, once again, they have the support of Walmart billionaire Jim Walton and, in this case, of Walmart itself.

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.