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JOHN MACDOUGALL

The tech company just announced a 15 dollar minimum wage for all worker across the country. This pay raise will happen for amazon employees November 1st. they want to create a world where everyone is living comfortably off of minimum wage. The company is even lobbying to have the federal minimum wage to increase. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour and has been that way since 2009. Amazon also plans to create 50,000 more jobs with the new addition of a HQ2. They have also said that most full time employees already get paid over 15 dollars and hour. They really want to impact the lives of their employees.