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This is awesome – people need to be careful what they wish for.
No one celebrated Amazon’s $15/hr announcement more than Bernie Sanders. Now that the dust has settled, Amazon workers are seeing the light. I hope they take it out on local Democrats next month.
Congratulations to the 350,000 Amazon workers who will now receive $15 an hour. Thank you to the @fightfor15 movement which is sweeping the country. Today is not only enormously important for the workers, it could well be a shot heard around the world. https://t.co/dtRHTBoSH9
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 2, 2018
This is what happens when we stand up and fight for justice together. The time is now for Walmart, McDonald's and the fast food, airline, and the retail industry in general to start paying their workers a living wage — at least $15 per hour. https://t.co/SFmJR23YPD
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 3, 2018
Now today we see this. Oopsie!!
Amazon is eliminating a monthly bonus program and stock options when implementing the pay rate increase. Some employees called it “devastating” and claim they’ll be losing “thousands” in incentive pay.
They can thank all the idiot liberals like Sanders who have been saying for years that $15/hr pay saves all workers. The article includes some tweets workers sent Sanders. Not that he cares.