An employee on Microsoft’s board? Shareholder proposal floats concept, board calls it ‘unnecessary’

GeekWire | Oct 17, 2019 at 6:48 AM
  • Citing “strained” relations with employees over controversial issues such as gender discrimination, sexual harassment, and government technology contracts.
  • Sanders’ proposal requires 45 percent of board directors at large firms to be employee-elected.
  • A separate shareholder proposal this year asks Microsoft to prepare a report on the company’s global median gender pay gap.