Wal-Mart workers and union organizers say they'll hold strikes in more than 20 cities Wednesday in their campaign to raise wages. The job actions are timed in conjunction with Wal-Mart's annual shareholder meeting, which takes place Friday in Fayetteville, Ark., near the company's Bentonville headquarters. OUR Wal-mart, a group backed by the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, helped orchestrate a candlelight vigil Monday night outside the Phoenix home of Rob Walton, Wal-Mart's board chairman.
/PRNewswire/ -- Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE: WMT) today announced that its board of directors has appointed Timothy P. Flynn, retired chairman of KPMG International, as a new member of the company's board, effective immediately. Flynn became the seventeenth member of the board and will also serve as a member of the company's audit committee. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090914/WALMARTLOGO) "Throughout his career, Tim has demonstrated a level of professionalism and personal integrity that is synonymous with our values at Walmart," said Walmart Chairman Rob Walton. "He's a talented leader whose global insights, strategic vision and expertise in business strategy and governance will
Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s board of directors has nominated Marissa A. Mayer of Google Inc. for election as a new member of the company’s board at the Bentonville, Ark.-based Annual Shareholders’ Meeting on June 1. If elected, Mayer would become the board’s 16th member. “At Walmart, we are focused on giving our millions of customers around the globe ‘anytime anywhere’ access, whether it is through a mobile device, online or in a physical store,” noted Walmart chairman Rob Walton. “We are on the cusp of a massive transformation in the way people shop in our increasingly connected world. Marissa’s insights