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is just wrong. Amazon is a leader on pay at $15 min wage + full benefits from day one. We also lobby to raise federal min wage. https://t.co/crWp5fPEzS
— Amazon News (@amazonnews) June 17, 2019
Appearing Sunday on ABC News’ The Week, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ billionaire-status is partly due to paying his workers “starvation wages.”
The e-commerce giant on Monday dismissed the New York Democrat’s criticism, tweeting: “@AOC is just wrong. Amazon is a leader on pay at $15 min wage + full benefits from day one. We also lobby to raise federal min wage.”
A partial transcript is as follows:
JONATHAN KARL: You have suggested that an economic system that has billionaires is immoral. Let me just ask you, if you had a true progressive program put in place, would Jeff Bezos still be a billionaire in five years,...
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