Even Amazon can get squeezed by political pressure and a tight
labor market. The online giant on Tuesday said it would raise the
minimum wage to $15 an hour for all of its United States workers.
It said the pay increase would include part-time workers and those
hired through temporary agencies. The company said it would also
lobby Washington to raise the federal minimum wage.
Amazon said the new wages would apply to more than 250,000 Amazon
employees, including those at the grocery chain Whole Foods, as
well as the more than 100,000 seasonal employees it will hire for
the holiday season. They go into effect on Nov. 1.