Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez criticized Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for being a billionaire while his company pays its warehouse workers “starvation wages.” Amazon says Ocasio-Cortez is “just wrong.”
In an interview with ABC News’ “This Week,” the New York Democrat blasted Amazon, claiming low worker pay contributes to Bezos’ status as the world’s richest person.
Amazon (AMZN) retorted in a tweet saying the company pays a $15 minimum wage and offers full benefits on employees’ first days on the job. The company also noted that it has lobbied to raise the federal minimum wage.
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