Amazon is ‘Bernie Sanders’ approved!

Coming this November… everyone at Amazon will be paid at least $15 per hour. The wage increase will benefit full-time, part-time, and even seasonal workers. Even Amazon subsidiaries, like Whole Foods, will see the same jump. Now, CEO Jeff Bezos is “encouraging our competitors and other large employers to join us.” Our guess is that won’t happen anytime soon.


On their high horse… over at Amazon because the company also stated, “We’ll leave it to Congress and professionals to decide what the right number is; but for us, that number is $15.” And for those other guys, the right number is a wimpy $7.25 or so. However, Amazon even won over the support of Bernie Sanders, which is not an easy thing for a giant corporation to do.


And it could be helpful… especially with the labor market being as tight as it is currently. Amazon has the money and presumably needs the workers – especially for the holiday season. It looks like Amazon will be on the seasonal worker wish list this year.

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