Amazon’s embrace of the $15 minimum wage comes five and half years after fast food workers in Amazon’s hometown walked out on strike and won the fight for $15. In Seattle, the minimum wage will rise to $16/hour on January 1, 2019 for big companies and chains. We applaud the company for finally catching up to workers.
Today we’re fighting to win secure schedules, restore overtime protections, and ensure gig workers have the basic rights and benefits every worker needs. We look forward to seeing all of these reflected in Amazon’s policy and lobbying agenda as well.
Hopefully it won’t take five years this time.