Amazon boosts minimum wage to $15 for all workers following criticism

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Amazon boosts minimum wage to $15 for all workers following criticism

Oct 02 2018

Amazon.com announced Tuesday that it will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all employees, a move that comes after the tech giant faced harsh criticism for how much it pays its workers.

The pay increase will affect 250,000 Amazon employees and 100,000 seasonal employees hired at Amazon sites during the holiday season. It will affect full-time and part-time workers, as well as Whole Foods Market employees, and will take effect Nov. 1...

Last month, Bernie Sanders introduced a bill calling on Amazon to pay a living wage to its employees, following reports that thousands of Amazon workers rely on federal assistance for food, housing and health care. The median Amazon worker was paid $28,446 last year, according to company filings, which translates to about $13.68 an hour.

Amazon said on Tuesday that all employees, including those who already make $15 an hour, will receive pay increases as a result of its new policy.

In later news, it was confirmed that Amazon also increased their minimum wage in the UK.

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