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at today remarks senator Bernie Sanders took his fight for better wages from the campaign trail to America's biggest private employer Walmart the democratic presidential hopeful on Wednesday grabbed attention at the mega retailers annual shareholder meeting where he urged executives to raise worker pay any also issued a stunning rebuke of Walmart's billionaire founding family and major shareholder the Waltons despite the incredible wealth of its own Walmart pays many of its employees starvation wages wages the lost soul all the many of these employees are forced to rely on government programs like food stamps Medicaid and public housing in order to survive , frankly the American people are sick and tired of subsidizing the grief of some of the largest and most profitable corporations in this country Sanders called on Walmart to raise base wages to fifteen dollars for hourly employees and pressed for worker representation on wal Mart's board of directors , he's made a name for himself by campaigning against income inequality Colin corporations to task for not sharing the wealth with employees Walmart made nearly ten billion dollars in profit , it has authorized twenty billion dollars in stock white box which will benefit it's the wealthiest stock quotes , sure , Walmart can afford to pay its employees a living wage Walmart which raised entry level pay to eleven dollars an hour last year was prepare responding with a glossy video touting the economic benefits provided to employees including low cost college tuition Walmart is it Sanders only target last month he took on another corporate behemoth Donald urging the world's largest fast food company to also give hourly workers a raise to fifteen dollars an hour