Bernie Sanders Attacks Jeff Bezos Amid Amazon Feud Over Wage Gap

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Published on September 4, 2018 - Duration: 01:12s

Senator Bernie Sanders takes shot at Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos amid feud over the wage gap.

Veuer's Sam Berman has the full story.


Bernie Sanders Attacks Jeff Bezos Amid Amazon Feud Over Wage Gap

Senator Bernie Sanders attacked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos while speaking in Vermont over Labor Day weekend.????In reference to Bezos he said, “We have one person whose wealth is increasing by $250 million every single day, while he pays thousands of his workers wages that are so low that they are forced to go on food stamps, Medicaid, and subsidized housing,”????Fox News reports Sanders made similar comments days before, emphasizing that taxpayers shouldn’t be subsidizing workers at a company owned by someone who is worth $155 billion dollars.????Sanders also claims that amazon pays their workers on average 9% less than industry average and well below a living wage.??????It is unclear if Sander’s statements are accurate but Amazon claims they are not.??????In a blog post, Amazon not only claims that Sanders is spreading misleading statements but also says their average hourly wage for a full-time associate at their fulfillment centers is over $15 dollars an hour before overtime.??????They said that none of their full time employees would need to rely on SNAP, the government ??Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, however there are part time and former employees that do.????Sanders is expected to bring a bill to Congress that would require large employers to cover the full cost of federal assistance that their employees receive.


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