GEN
Published in

GEN

Power Trip

$15 Isn’t Enough to Empower Amazon’s Workers

King Bezos still reigns supreme

Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty

OnOn Tuesday, Amazon announced it was raising its minimum wage to $15. People were ecstatic and with good reason. In the United States, Amazon directly employs 250,000 people with another 100,000 brought on as “seasonals,” the company’s term for the workers who flood its fulfillment centers…

--

--

--

What matters now. A publication from Medium about politics, power, and culture.

Recommended from Medium

Snap Inc. IPO: Success or Failure

How The Economist builds digital products

Independent Software Vendor, Explained!

1997–2018: Back to the future of digitalization

AP Automation Funding

Digital transformation: Starts with internal communication — The Digital Transformation People

DIGITAL MEDIA DIGEST: SEP ‘19

Coliving in Brooklyn

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Alex Press

Alex Press

Assistant Editor, Jacobin. Writer: Washington Post, Vox, The Nation, n+1, etc. News Guild member.

More from Medium

Women’s History Made Today

Appreciation and Depreciation

BLM Finances (Initially Researched Sept. 6, 2020)

https://thousandcurrents.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/FY17-990-Thousand-Currents.pdf

Being Good to Your Parents in Islam