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Dissent Among Workers Despite Celebrity Driven Walmart Meet

, Written by Travis Koch, Posted: Tue, June 11 2013 at 2:29 PM, Updated: Tue, June 11 2013 at 2:45 PM

A star studded cast hosted the annual Walmart shareholder's meeting in Bentonville, Arkansas and claim it's a success with 14,000 in attendance.   But outside, workers and labor advocates called on the largest retail company in the world to recognize their concerns. In Medford, the company plans to hire some 200 employees. Meanwhile a group called Residents Against Walmart claims the company pays employees unlivable wages, and there are concerns over safety practices in foreign countries where the products are made.

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Travis Koch

News at Sunrise Co-Anchor Travis Koch started his career as a filmmaker. He wrote and directed documentaries about traveling and extreme sports.

Among his many life experiences, he was a dog musher in Alaska and a baker in Minnesota. Travis began his career at NBC5 News as a weekend photographer and has continued to follow his dreams in television broadcasting and multimedia.

Catch Travis co-anchoring with Jennifer Elliott weekdays on NBC 5 News at Sunrise starting at 5:30am.

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