Barnes, Inc: Paying employees to get out and vote

Madison, Wisconsin

In order to encourage voter turnout this November, Barnes, Inc. will be paying their
employees to hit the polls.

CEO Mark Barnes announced on October 19th that the company will pay every hourly
employee two hours of wages and every salaried employee two hours of comp time to go

Barnes stated, “The upcoming election is going to shape your path for decades to come at the federal, state, and local levels. We feel very strongly that each and every adult in this country should vote.”

Employees are encouraged to vote for whichever candidate aligns with their views, and no verification will be required. Barnes is also providing voter resources to help workers
through the process.