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Johnson & Johnson 2022 Golden Parachutes

Johnson & Johnson 2022 Proxy Votes

Johnson & Johnson 2022 annual meeting is on April  28, 2022, at 7:00 am Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Broadridge platform. Of course, I recommend voting in advance, especially since they have made it very difficult to vote at the meeting and maybe even to enter the meeting. To enhance corporate governance and long-term […]

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Kellogg 2022

Kellogg 2022 Proxy Recommendations

Kellogg 2022 annual meeting is on April  29, 2022, at 10:00 am Pacific. It is a virtual-only meeting on the Broadridge platform. Of course, I recommend voting in advance, especially since they have made it very difficult to vote at the meeting and maybe even to enter the meeting. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote […]

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Amazon Plays April Fools Joke

Amazon Plays April Fools Joke

Amazon Plays April Fools Joke with shareholders. I am not laughing. Amazon’s preliminary proxy of April 1 fails to include my proposal and others where Amazon filed no-action requests with the SEC. My proposal is aimed at disclosing the Company’s distribution of stock-based incentives throughout the workforce as a first step in addressing wealth inequality. Failing to disclose pending proposals that […]

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Incentive Shares

Incentive Shares: Meta, Amazon & Repligen Refuse to Say How Distributed

Incentive shares – shareholders have a right to know their distribution. Meta, Amazon, and Repligen argue against disclosure. Working mostly from the same template, they argue distribution of shares to employees is “ordinary business” and “does not focus on any significant policy issue that transcends the company’s ordinary business operations.” I submitted similar proposals to […]

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Clorox 2021

Clorox 2021: Increase Employee Voice

Clorox 2021 annual meeting is Wednesday, November 17, 2021 at 9:00 A.M. PST, virtually via https://meetnow.global/MNGZAZQ. You will also need your 15-digit control number. Of course, I recommend voting in advance. To enhance corporate governance and long-term value, vote AGAINST Auditor; FOR #5 Increase Diversity of Director Nominees – Include Non-Management Employees on Candidate List. (more…)

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Employee Ownership

Employee Ownership 2022 Proposals

Employee ownership is my next focus. Support for proposals in 2020 and 2021 to encourage companies to add workers to the board has been weak. It is time to reassess. My conversations with CalPERS were especially interesting. Directors I interviewed who were elected by the members favored our proposals. Staff, those charged with voting shares […]

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Recovery AND Broader Ownership

Recovery AND Broader Ownership: Build Back Better

Recovery AND Broader Ownership: Take Action Economic recovery AND broader ownership can be ours. We need a nation of employees who more fully share and participate in a healthy recovery through ownership. Support legislation introduced by Republicans and Democrats: S 4236, [Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) and Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)] inject working capital into American […]

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Kokkinis and Sergaki

Kokkinis and Sergakis: Employee Participation in UK Companies – Lessons for US

Kokkinis and Sergakis – A Flexible Model for Efficient Employee Participation in UK Companies by Andreas Kokkinis & Konstantinos Sergakis, 17 Feb 2020 (download), provides several insights that may be helpful in guiding US efforts as well. As mentioned in my coverage of the recent SHARE Summit, #SHARE2020, I am investing in public companies with employee ownership. […]

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Broad-Based Ownership

Broad-Based Ownership at Twitter: Academic Perspective

Through a proxy proposal, we asked the Twitter board to study broad-based ownership, such as cooperatives, for lessons to be learned on how to make Twitter both more productive and more democratic. The proposal won enough votes to be brought back next year. In the meantime, we continue building a campaign and studying broad-based ownership […]

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Why Grow Up? between what is and what ought to be

What Ought to Be: Why Grow Up?

According to Susan Neiman, the most important distinction in the world is the difference between what is and what ought to be. Recognizing that distinction is central to the process of growing up. (Why Grow Up?: Subversive Thoughts for an Infantile Age) You need not be Peter Pan to feel uneasy about the prospect of […]

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AI Robotics panel

Vermont Employee Ownership Conference

Matt Cropp, Associate Director of the Vermont Employee Ownership Center and Marjorie Kelly, Executive Vice President of the Democracy Collaborative, discuss employee and community ownership, with a specific discussion of the Keep BT Local Campaign. (more…)

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Mr. Peabodys WayBackMachine

August: 5, 10 & 15 Years Ago in Corporate Governance

Corporate Governance Publisher’s Note: Yes, you’ll find many broken links in the material referenced below. After 5, 10 and 15 years, the internet moves on. Many of the organization’s linked have since gone under. We’re just glad to still be here, offering our readers a sense of the history we have shared. More about the WABAC machine.  […]

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Christopher Mackin on employee ownership

Chris Mackin on Employee Ownership: Our Video Friday Feature

Laura Flanders interviews Christopher Mackin, the founder of Ownership Associates, an advisory firm for broad-based employee ownership based in Cambridge, MA‎. Mackin is also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations and a member of the core faculty of the Harvard Trade Union Program based at Harvard Law School. See a previous guest post by Mackin on […]

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Hobby Lobby and Rented Humans

Thought experiment: Suppose the 21,000 employees of Hobby Lobby had been anonymously polled about whether their company should pay for insurance coverage for contraception, as required by the Affordable Care Act. Suppose the results showed that a comfortable majority, say 55 percent, believed — against the views of their leaders in management — in full […]

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Fix CEO Compensation by Broadening Incentive Pay

The defenders of executive compensation argue that senior executives make the most significant contribution to a company’s success; ergo, outsize compensation is justified. But the NBER Shared Capitalism Research Project has shown the opposite: Distributing rewards across the corporation—sharing them with workers—is the most efficient way of making businesses more successful. Motivated employees are more […]

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