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Walmart to Skip VIP Treatment for Bernie Sanders at Shareholder Meeting

  • Senator to present a proposal to board on behalf of workers
  • Retailer says Sanders’ visit is a ‘constructive opportunity’
Bernie Sanders during a campaign rally in Los Angeles.

Bernie Sanders during a campaign rally in Los Angeles.

Photographer: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg
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Bernie Sanders plans to crash Walmart Inc.’s annual shareholder meeting next month, but he won’t get the VIP treatment that the retailer usually extends to famous guests.

Sanders, a longtime critic of labor practices at the nation’s biggest private employer, will introduce a shareholder proposal at the June 5 meeting in Rogers, Arkansas, a spokeswoman for his campaign said. The proposal, which has no chance of passing, calls for Walmart to give its hourly workers a board seat.