Posted 2 years ago on Nov. 13, 2011, 4:48 p.m. EST by SteveH
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Many people do not realize that many CEOs and their ilk are elected every year by their shareholders. It would be a very powerful statement if OWS could affect those elections. I would suggest targeting the companies with (1) Excessively high compensation/retirement packages for their 1%ers...like UnitedHealth Group, (2) Poor labor policies...like Walmart, and (3) Irresponsible business practices...like Goldman Sachs.
There are many shareholders who, like me, believe that more responsible companies would be better investments. However, typically we are not given sufficient information during those elections and we end up voting for the board's recommendations.