Walmart CEO Calls for Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

Walmart Inc.’s CEO wants Congress to boost the federal minimum wage, a rare instance of the nation’s biggest private employer demanding change on a contentious issue, about which it has long been pilloried for its resistance. The current $7.25 minimum wage is “too low,” Walmart Chief Executive Officer Doug McMillon said Wednesday at the company’s […]

Sen. Bernie Sanders to Crash Walmart Annual Meeting

Sen. Bernie Sanders plans to crash Walmart Inc.’s annual shareholder meeting next month, but he won’t get the VIP treatment 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, Ark., a spokeswoman […]