Senator Bernie Sanders wants to slap a special tax on Amazon and other big companies that employ workers who collect food stamps and other public assistance. But Amazon disputes Sanders' depiction, saying its pay and benefits are competitive with other retailers. The progressive icon from Vermont has been on the attack lately, posting a series of Facebook videos over the past week calling out Amazon (AMZN) and Walmart (WMT) for not paying a living wage, which he lists in some posts as $15 an hour. In one video, titled "Get Amazon Off of Corporate Welfare," he highlighted that CEO Jeff Bezos is the world's richest person and earns $260 million a day, while many of his workers are on food stamps. "Mr. Bezos continues to pay many thousands of his Amazon employees wages that are so low that they are forced to depend on taxpayer-funded programs, such as food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing in order to survive," Sanders said in the video, stressing that taxpayers foot the bill for … [Read more...] about Amazon defends itself from Bernie Sanders’ attacks
The senator said the company's wages and conditions need to improve. Amazon said Sanders is being 'misleading' in his claims. Nina Zipkin Published 3:06 pm CDT, Thursday, August 30, 2018 Photo: Juli Hansen | Shutterstock Photo: Juli Hansen | Shutterstock Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Juli Hansen | Shutterstock What You Need to Know About Bernie Sanders and Amazon's War of Words 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Sen. Bernie Sanders is taking a closer look at how big corporations treat their workers, especially ones overseen by billionaires such as Amazon and Walmart. Here is what you need to know about the conflict between Jeff Bezos’s ecommerce empire and the senator who has built his platform on issues of … [Read more...] about What You Need to Know About Bernie Sanders and Amazon’s War of Words
Aug 30, 1:02 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Alex Perry 08/29/18 AT 4:29 PM A former presidential candidate criticized Amazon so much that the e-commerce giant felt the need to issue a personalized response. After Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) repeatedly called out Amazon for reportedly poor working conditions in its “fulfillment centers,” the company published a blog post disputing claims made by Sanders and other critics.The statement accused Sanders of making “inaccurate and misleading” statements about Amazon’s business practices. The senator, a self-proclaimed democratic socialist, has frequently taken Amazon to task for the supposed lack of worker safety at its warehouses. Sanders even tweeted that he would ask the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to investigate Amazon warehouses, claiming several workers have died in recent years.Amazon’s warehouses … [Read more...] about Amazon Disputes Bernie Sanders’ Accusations Of Poor Working Conditions
Sen. Bernie Sanders and Amazon are engaged in a war of words over worker pay at the retail giant. Sanders has claimed that Amazon underpays its workers at the company’s fulfillment centres compared to the industry average, while Amazon argues its pay is competitive. We compared Amazon salary estimates to pay in other industries. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Amazon are engaged in a war of words over a significant question: Does the retail giant pay its employees enough? Sanders has attacked the company for underpaying workers at its massive fulfillment centres, where orders are processed and packaged. Amazon, however, has said it pays its workers competitive salaries and fair wages. So who’s right? The answer ultimately comes down to whose wages you’re comparing Amazon’s with – and how you measure them. In its rebuttal to Sanders, Amazon claimed the average hourly wage for a fulfillment center worker including “cash, stock, and incentive … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders says Amazon’s workers aren’t paid enough. Here’s how their pay stacks up to the rest of the industry.
The images are filling the screens this week: the clouds of tear gas, the flailing nightsticks, the helmeted police hurling bodies into police vans, all to the near-compulsory strains of Buffalo Springfield — “There's something happening here/ What it is ain’t exactly clear.” It’s the latest in a long string of commemorations of the tumultuous events of 1968, and if you’re not of the baby boom generation, you may be tempted at this point to declare, “Enough, already!” It’s a temptation to be resisted. The fallout from that convention led to a half-century worth of struggles over who and how the parties choose their candidates, and those struggles are with us to this day. Just last weekend, the Democratic National Committee again altered the rules in a way that could end up determining who the next Democratic presidential nominee will be. Changes like these have gone a long way toward redefining, if not undermining, the very notion … [Read more...] about Bernie Sanders Just Tried to Kill the Superdelegate. Will Democrats Regret It?