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Amazon-Whole Foods Deal Is Bad News For Store Cashiers And The Fight For $15 Minimum Wage

Panos Mourdoukoutas

The Amazon-Whole Foods deal will have winners and losers. Among the losers will be minimum wage employees like cashiers, as Amazon’s technology will make them dispensable and speed up a trend already underway in traditional retail chains…and in the process, make the $15 minimum wage irrelevant.