Transcript for Amazon raises hourly pay for staff to $15 after complaint
From on-line massive Amazon. The corporate saying it’ll carry the minimal salary for all staff, full-time and part-time, to $15 an hour. ABC’s linsey Davis this night with the instant a few of the ones staff were given the scoop. Reporter: These days, a large announcement from Amazon. We also are setting up a brand new Amazon minimal salary of $15 an hour. Reporter: That bump in pay from $11 to $15 an hour is for greater than 350,000 full-time, part-time, transient and seasonal staff. The retail massive has confronted complaint over paintings prerequisites and requires upper wages. We are saying to Mr. Bezos and the opposite billionaires that personal those massive companies, pay your staff a residing salary. Reporter: These days, Amazon’s CEO Jeff bezos, the sector’s richest guy, announcing in a observation, we listened to our critics, idea arduous about what we needed to do and made up our minds we wish to lead. Senator Bernie Sanders congratulating bezos for, quote, doing the proper factor. Some analysts say the corporate, now value a thousand billion bucks, may offset the associated fee thru the brand new $20 hike on Amazon top memberships. And linsey Davis with us now this night. And we all know that Amazon is urging different firms to do the similar, some have already got. Reporter: Proper, David. Amazon is encouraging its competition to observe swimsuit. And calling on Washington to extend the federal minimal salary, announcing that the present $7.25 is just too low. Walmart and goal have already introduced minimal salary will increase. David? Special day for the ones staff. Thanks.
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