On Oct. 4, UFCW International President Marc Perrone issued a 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.
Perrone’s statement reads as follows:
“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.”