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Amazon takes issue with Bernie Sanders’ accusations of unfair pay

Yahoo News 08/30/2018

In a rare response to a politician’s challenges, Amazon released a statement contesting allegations made by Sen. Bernie Sanders that the company underpays its workers to the extent that many must apply for food stamps to make ends meet. In a blog post, the company claims that Sen. Sanders’ statements are misleading because, although some temporary workers no doubt apply for federal assistance, Amazon’s average hourly wage for full-time fulfillment center workers is over $15 an hour, once you total the value of cash, stock and incentive bonuses.

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