Amazon raises minimum wage for all US, UK employees

Employees who already make $15 an hour will also receive a raise, but Amazon didn't quantify it. Amazon said the additional expense of the wage increase will be incorporated into its earnings guidance, but it didn't detail those numbers in the blog post either. Mr Bezos said he encouraged the company's competitors to increase their own minimum wages.

Amazon says it will pay all its US workers at least $15.

"We listened to our critics, thought hard about what we wanted to do, and decided we want to lead", said Amazon's founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, as the company announced the new pay scale Tuesday.

Amazon isn't the only company making moves to raise wages for its employees. By way of comparison, Walmart's minimum wage is $11 an hour and Target is aiming to achieve $15 an hour by 2020.

On Tuesday, fast food workers in MI are going to kick off a series of protests in the Midwest and elsewhere around the country in support of unions and a $15 minimum age.

Amazon is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all U.S. employees.

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Amazon, which has been under fire over its pay for low-ranking workers, is increasing its minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Amazon said 17,000 British employees would benefit from the rises, as well as 250,000 U.S. workers. In 29 states and Washington, D.C., it's higher than the federal rate.

The $15 per hour wage will include all types of employee: full-time, part-time, seasonal and temporary.

The company's new United Kingdom minimum wage exceeds a so-called London Living Wage of 10.20 pounds that some British businesses have adopted.

"We will be working to gain Congressional support for an increase in the federal minimum wage".

Jay Carney, Amazon's senior vice president for global corporate affairs, pledged that the company would advocate a minimum wage increase "that will have a profound impact on the lives of tens of millions of people and families across this country".

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