Amazon Renews Call for a $15 Federal Minimum Wage

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Amazon has thrown its support behind the Raise the Wage Act, a bill reintroduced by Democrats in the House and Senate on Tuesday to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025.

Jay Carney, senior vice president of Amazon Global Corporate Affairs, said the ecommerce giant “applauds the authors and co-sponsors” of the bill and will continue to advocate for its passage in Congress.

“President Biden has made clear his support for an increase in the minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25

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