Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) congratulated Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Tuesday for announcing he would raise wages to $15 per hour for all Amazon employees. He attacked Bezos, the world's richest man, and introduced legislation called the "STOP BEZOS" Act to tax Amazon and other large employers to recoup the cost of public benefits paid to employees.
Online retailing giant Amazon is raising pay for hundreds of thousands of workers in the United States and the UK.
And Walmart, the country's largest private-sector employer, which has more than 1 million U.S. workers, raised its minimum wage to $11 in February.
"The current rate of $7.25 was set almost a decade ago", said Jay Carney, senior vice president of Amazon Global Corporate Affairs, in the statement. "The current rate of $7.25 was set almost a decade ago", said Jay Carney, senior vice president of Amazon global corporate affairs. The pay raise also applies to Whole Foods employees and all other subsidiaries. The most recent statistics from the U.S. Labor Department showed that in August, the pace of hiring rose again and wages grew at their fastest pace in nine years.
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Amazon announced today it would raise its minimum wage for all U.S. employees to $15 per hour.
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The hourly rate increase has no impact on the benefits Amazon already offers workers. Walmart announced an $11 minimum wage for it's USA employees back in January, while Target (TGT) is planning to move to a $15 minimum wage by 2020. Before publishing, he made no attempt to seek clarification from Amazon.
Bloodworth took issue, however, with other ways Amazon treats workers.
Amazon had been under pressure for some time over both pay and working conditions at its fulfillment centers and its delivery operations. Amazon's current minimum hourly wage starts at $11, a source close to the company said.