- Amazon is raising its minimum wage to $US15 an hour for all US workers starting November 1.
- An Amazon executive broke the news of the change to hundreds of employees at a warehouse in Southern California on Tuesday.
- A video of the meeting shows warehouse workers shouting, cheering, and jumping in response.
The change will affect more than 250,000 Amazon employees, including part-time workers and those hired through temp agencies, the company said.
The impact is likely to be felt the most at Amazon’s warehouses, where many of the company’s lowest-paid positions are concentrated.
Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president in charge of operations, broke the news of the wage increase to hundreds of employees at a warehouse in Southern California on Tuesday.
A video of the moment that Clark posted on Twitter shows workers shouting, cheering, and jumping in response.
Here’s the video:
Shared the new Amazon $15 minimum wage with the team here at LGB3 early this morning! Best All Hands Ever!!! ???????? pic.twitter.com/RqkvHQuomO
— Dave Clark (@davehclark) October 2, 2018
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