Liberal Groups Plan to Protest at Shareholder Meetings

By John D. McKinnon, The Wall Street Journal

Liberal and labor groups calling themselves the 99% Spring are planning to stage protests at annual shareholder meetings of a number of big corporations, including Wells Fargo & Co., General Electric Co., Bank of America Corp. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc.

The protests are aimed at drawing attention to what the groups view as corporate greed, tax avoidance and abuse of their political power.

The groups include SEIU, AFSCME, MoveOn.org, Rainforest Action Network, U.S. Public Interest Research Group, The New Bottom Line, Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment and Americans for Democratic Action, according to a press release.

http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2012/04/24/liberal-groups-plan-to-protest-at-shareholder-meetings/

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