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Bernie Sanders Rips ‘Grotesque’ Greed as Walmart Rejects His Board Plan

  • Presidential contender demands hourly worker get board seat
  • Democrat speaks at company’s annual shareholder meeting
Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Bernie Sanders took his presidential campaign to the shareholder meeting of the nation’s largest employer, demanding that directors of Walmart Inc. give a seat on their board to an hourly worker.

The self-described democratic socialist on Wednesday also called on the company to “do the right thing” to end “grotesque” greed and income inequality by boosting minimum pay for its workers to $15 an hour, although that measure wasn’t the formal proposal put before the board.