Under pressure from labor, progressive movement, Amazon raises minimum employee pay to $15/hour

Under pressure from labor, progressive movement, Amazon raises minimum employee pay to $15/hour

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Amazon announced today that it will raise its wages for all US employees to $15 an hour, starting November 1. The company has been under increasing pressure from the labor movement and other progressive activists to improve conditions for workers, and its CEO Jeff Bezos is rumored to have political ambitions. Brian speaks with Neal Sweeney, he is the Vice President of UAW Local 5810, the union representing post-doctoral researchers in the University of California system.

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