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Amazon’s pay increase cut bonuses and stock options. So it’s raising wages again.

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Amazon’s pay increase cut bonuses and stock options. So it’s raising wages again.

Last week, Amazon announced it would start paying all its warehouse workers a minimum of $15 an hour. Now, after receiving backlash that an increase in warehouse wages to $15 an hour would actually hurt some of its workers, Amazon said it will adjust some payment plans so that workers will not lose money. The wage increase came on the heels of a long-running grassroots campaign from workers and labor advocates alike for better wages from one of the most powerful companies in the world, which is run by the wealthiest man in history. The move was widely applauded and even received praise from Sen. Bernie Sanders, who’s long been a critic of both Amazon warehouse practices and Jeff Bezos’s wealth.