In more news about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Amazon responded to comments made by the congressmember to ABC News Sunday in which she said that CEO Jeff Bezos’s fortune is built on Amazon’s practice of paying “starvation wages” and denying healthcare to its workers. Amazon tweeted, “@AOC is just wrong. Amazon is a leader on pay at $15 min wage + full benefits from day one. We also lobby to raise federal min wage.” Amazon has been criticized for its poor working conditions and efforts to suppress unionization. The company did not pay any federal taxes last year despite making over $11 billion in profits. Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest man, with a net worth of $131 billion.
AOC Calls Out Amazon’s Poor Labor Practices
HeadlineJun 19, 2019