Amazon Is Giving 500,000 Employees a Raise After Squashing Union Efforts

Published Apr 29 2021 at 8:34 PM GMT
  • Amazon announced on Wednesday that it would be giving more than 500,000 of its employees across the US a raise, a $1 billion USD investment that follows squashed union efforts at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama.
  • In a statement, Amazon executive Darcie Henry said that pay increases will be between $0.50 USD and $3 USD per hour.
  • The company already offers a starting minimum wage of $15 USD per hour and says it invested over $2.5 billion USD in "additional bonuses and incentives for front-line teams.
  • The company is also hiring for tens of thousands of jobs in its customer fulfillment, delivery, package sorting and specialty fulfillment teams across the US and moved its annual fall pay review for those teams forward.
  • Pay increases will begin rolling out from mid-May through June.



  • Published Apr 29, 2021 8:34 PM GMT