I reckon there are some people that would bitch no matter what.
Romulus — Bright blue surgical gloves and masks littered the driveway into a full parking lot at Amazon.com’s Romulus fulfillment center, where workers planned a walkout Wednesday.
But only a handful of warehouse’s 4,000 workers joined the strike outside the facility on Ecorse during the shift change at noon, proclaiming their work through the COVID-19 crisis is “not by choice but by necessity.”
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For mouth breathers paid to shuffle boxes around, Jeff has already been more than generous.
“Today I challenge our top retail competitors (you know who you are!) to match our employee benefits and our $15 minimum wage,” Bezos wrote. “Do it! Better yet, go to $16 and throw the gauntlet back at us. It’s a kind of competition that will benefit everyone.”
The company also said its wage hike benefited more than 250,000 Amazon employees, as well as more than 100,000 seasonal workers who worked at Amazon sites across the country during the 2018 holidays.