Bernie Sanders Taking On Walmart Senator Bernie Sanders is fed up with how Walmart pays and treats their employees. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.
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The proposal states, “At a time of deepening racial and economic divide and insecurity, hourly associates can guide a more fair, inclusive and equitable corporate ecosystem that bridges differences.” Sanders has long been a proponent of better working conditions for Walmart employees. In November 2018, the Vermont senator introduced the Stop Walmart Act—which would prohibit corporations from buying back their own stock unless they pay all employees at least $15 per hour, offer a minimum of seven days of paid sick leave and limit executive salaries to 150 times the median employee pay. As Sanders sees it, employees at the lower end of Walmart’s pay scale are contributing to the company’s success but aren’t reaping the rewards.