Skip to comments.Amazon to Raise Minimum Hourly Wage to $15 for All U.S. Workers
Posted on 10/02/2018 7:52:00 AM PDT by Theoria
Even Amazon can get squeezed by political pressure and a tight labor market. The online giant on Tuesday said it would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for all of its United States workers.
It said the pay increase would include part-time workers and those hired through temporary agencies. The company said it would also lobby Washington to raise the federal minimum wage.
Amazon said the new wages would apply to more than 250,000 Amazon employees, including those at the grocery chain Whole Foods, as well as the more than 100,000 seasonal employees it will hire for the holiday season. It goes into effect on Nov. 1.
The company had previously said the average hourly wage, including stock and incentive bonuses, for a full-time workers at the fulfillment centers was more than $15 an hour, but it had not disclosed pay for part-time and contract workers.
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Good. If that’s what they want to do with THEIR money, fine....................
Based on what I’ve heard from people with inside knowledge, Amazon treats its workers like p!ss.
Guess I’ll be paying more for my Prime subscription, as well as for Amazon products in general.
it’s showing too...
Orders are now taking 2-3 days to leave the warehouse...
ebay is faster now-a-days.
It said the pay increase would include part-time workers and those hired through temporary agencies.
This means they’ll be hiring more contract workers.
Correct. I want the deportation of illegals and a strong economy to force up wages for our lower tier.
Let employers be forced to be creative in ways that they provide on-the-job training and appealing working conditions.
If Democrats manufacturing votes and employers on the cheap labor express hadn’t combined to buy off our government, we’d have something like that already.
I was going to say something similar. The goal is to price competitors out of the market in terms of labor costs, not to do something nice for their own workers. To the extent that Amazon doesn’t want to pay certain workers $15 per hour, they will subcontract that work to another company. Its all a hypocritical game.
Real advantage for Amazon is that raising minimum wages makes it that much harder for any start-up outfit to really get rolling and challenge their market position.
We have not had a “free market” in this country since business first discovered it could go to Washington and bribe them to slant the playing field.
You will be, $20 more a year. I wondered why it was going up. That’s quite a leap.
Pay increase starts next month, to give time for slackers to quit.
Nearly 60, in average health, I expect to be very sore for the next month.
Not concerned with the AMAbuse, since I worked as a sorter for UPS in 1979. 4 hours per shift and kind management standing behind us with a stop watch.
Oh, wait ... that was 40 years ago ...
Congrats. Elevate the legs at night. Tiger Balm, bengay to help.
Amazon also has an employee revolt of sorts ongoing, so this helps to solve that, too.
4 hours per shift and kind management standing behind us with a stop watch.
Nickolai. Tick-tock. Tick-tock. Tick-tock.
if my annual prime subscription goes up next year, I’ll be pissed.
Amazon stock is up over 65% ytd. Not bad.
Wifey hopes that 4 hours a day of exercise helps by blood sugar and my waistline.
Glad to know that she still cares how I look.
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