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Sanders plans to attend Walmart shareholder meeting

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Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders plans to attend Walmart's annual shareholder meeting.

During the meeting, scheduled June 5-7, Sanders is expected to introduce a measure that would give Walmart employees representation on its board of directors.

Sanders, who's currently a U.S. senator from Vermont, previously introduced the Stop Walmart Act in an effort to force the company to offer better pay and benefits to employees.

"If Sen. Sanders attends, we hope he will approach his visit not as a campaign stop, but as a constructive opportunity to learn about the many ways we’re working to provide increased economic opportunity, mobility and benefits to our associates — as well as our widely recognized leadership on environmental sustainability," Walmart officials said in a statement.

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