Amazon responds to Ocasio-Cortez’s declare it pays ‘hunger wages’
U.S. Consultant Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) arrives earlier than the city corridor assembly within the Queens borough of New York Metropolis, New York, U.S., April 27, 2019.
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Amazon responded Monday morning to Democratic Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s declare that it pays warehouse staff “starvation wages,” saying in a tweet that claims it pays staff a minimum of $15 per hour plus full advantages.
In response to a query about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Ocasio-Cortez mentioned whether or not Bezos is a billionaire or not is much less of a priority to her than how the corporate’s insurance policies affect Amazon warehouse staff.
Ocasio-Cortez mentioned she was involved that Bezos’ “being a billionaire is predicated on paying people starvation wages and stripping them of their ability to access healthcare, and also if his ability to be a billionaire is predicated on the fact that his workers are taking food stamps.”
Amazon tweeted a response to Ocasio-Cortez’s feedback, saying: “Amazon is a leader on pay at at $15 min wage + full benefits from day one. We also lobby to raise federal min wage.”
Amazon determined to lift its minimal wage to $15 an hour in 2018 after going through criticism for its pay disparity. In April, Bezos issued a problem to different retailers to match Amazon’s pay and advantages.