The news came out this Friday that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is unwilling to join the senate hearing on income inequality as he denied accepting Sen. Bernie Sanders’ appeal to join. The reason behind the denial might be Bernie’s criticism. We all know he is a prominent critic of this giant businessman house.
He appealed to Bezos to raise the minimum wage to 15$ per hour at Amazon in the past. And he also demanded hazard child allowance to the workers amid the corona pandemic. As per our sources, they confirm that Bezos will not attend this hearing before the Senate Budget Committee. Therefore we will keep an eye on the improvements
Sen. Bernie is chairperson of this committee, and he invited Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to discuss income inequality. This meeting supposed to be held on 17th March.
When the pandemic started, Amazon ended the hazard pay policy for their front-line workers. After this step, Jeff Bezos is facing criticism by all lawmakers. They are saying Amazon is the biggest beneficiary of this pandemic as their eCommerce sale was on the boom.
“He has become $78 billion richer during the pandemic still he decided to spend a whole lot of money. He had denied economic dignity to his workers. So we asked him to attend this hearing before committee.” Sanders wrote in a tweet.
Senator strongly Bernie Sanders condemns inequality in pay between the top-level executive and front line worker who pick, pack and deliver products. Senate Committee hearing will also consist of testimony by one Amazon employee named Jennifer Bates.
What Jeff Bezos has to say?
Amazon started by saying that they fully agree with Senator Sanders’. Company appreciates their efforts to bring income equality with legislation to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Amazon reminded that they increased minimum wages to 15$ in 2018,
Hence it will be interesting to see who wins this game before the committee.