Amazon will raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour

Today, October 2, Inc. announced that from November will raise the minimum wage for its U.S. workers to $15 an hour.

On this step the company went under the influence of the growing power of the trade Union movement «Fight for 15», the purpose of which is to increase the minimum wage.

The market value of Amazon in September exceeded $1 trillion, and as the head of the company Jeff Bezos, according to Forbes, is estimated at $150 billion, making him the richest man in the world.

«We listened to critics, thought for a long time and finally made this decision. Now call your competition and other large employers to follow our example,» said Bezos.

Recall that in 2017 Target Corp. raise the minimum hourly wage to $11 and promised to increase it to $15 by the end of 2020. In 2018 to $11 per hour, the minimum wage is raised and the world’s largest retailer Walmart.

The salary increase applies to all full-time, temporary, seasonal employees Amazon, as well as those who work part-time.

Also Amazon stated that it will advocate an increase in the Federal minimum wage.