October 4, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Marc Perrone, president of the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW), issued the following statement regarding news that Amazon warehouse workers will no longer be eligible to receive monthly bonuses and stock awards after the company increases their minimum wage to $15 per hour.
“Rather than receiving the raise they deserve, many Amazon warehouse workers will now see lower pay. That’s not just disappointing, it’s wrong.
“And hiding among all of this news about a minimum wage increase is the fact that Amazon’s rapid pursuit of automation will likely result in millions of lost jobs.
“For the economic health of our country, more must be done by both political parties to confront Amazon’s growing influence and impact.”
The UFCW is the largest private sector union in the United States, representing 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery stores, meatpacking, food processing, retail shops and other industries.
Our members help put food on our nation’s tables and serve customers in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at www.ufcw.org.