Apple Shareholders Fight NSA Bulk Surveillance

By: Wednesday November 13, 2013 6:50 pm

A group of concerned shareholders is working with Apple to develop concrete ways to help. Collaborating with Restore the Fourth, we’ve submitted a draft shareholder proposal and have begun engaging with executives there amid a new Apple commitment to transparency.


CEO Pay Climbs in 2011

By: Monday June 18, 2012 6:48 am

Corporate compensation for the highest paid executives rose again in 2011, though its still below the levels of 2017. Dean Baker has several suggestions for curtailing pre-tax inequality. And clearly this is needed when you look at the rising salaries of our nation’s CEOs.

The Problem at JPMorgan Chase: The Hedge Fund Inside the Bank

By: Wednesday May 16, 2012 5:45 pm

Bruno Iskil, the infamous “London Whale,” will leave JPMorgan Chase in the wake of his soured “Fail Whale” trades which lost the bank $2 billion to date. Experts are pointing out the dangers of allowing a casino-like hedge funds inside a federal insured bank.

Shareholders Reject Citi CEO Vikram Pandit’s $15 Million Compensation Package in Non-Binding Vote

By: Tuesday April 17, 2012 1:45 pm

I have mentioned that we will see a wave of shareholder activism this spring, with direct action challenges to the biggest corporations in America. Today Citigroup shareholders voted against the $15 million pay deal for CEO Vikram Pandit and also reject pay plans for two other top executives.

Bank Accountability Groups Will Shift From Anti-DeMarco Campaign, Move Into the Streets

By: Thursday April 5, 2012 4:00 pm

Over the next several weeks, these bank accountability leaders told me they will step up their direct efforts against the banks and also the Administration.

Coalition Successful at Getting Corporations to Drop ALEC

By: Thursday April 5, 2012 2:05 pm

Sometimes it’s hard to keep up with all the protest movements and boycott groups, and they get lost in the shuffle. But a quietly successful movement against ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council, deserves some attention.

Protesters Interrupt Wells Fargo Shareholders Meeting

By: Wednesday May 4, 2011 5:11 pm

Hundreds of community, labor and faith leaders rallied at the Wells Fargo shareholders meeting today in San Francisco.

BofA CEO Moynihan Tries Snow Job on Foreclosure Crisis in Detroit News Op-Ed

By: Thursday March 24, 2011 4:30 pm

This is pretty rich. Bank of America CEO Brian Moynihan placed an op-ed in the Detroit News assuring the residents of that ravaged community that they’re always there to help.

Target Shareholders Revolt Over Corporate Campaign Spending

By: Friday August 20, 2010 7:00 pm

A very smart activism campaign by MoveOn and several gay rights groups against Target has culminated in their shareholders pressuring them for their campaign spending.

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