Amazon.com Inc. said it is raising the minimum wage it pays all U.S. employees to $15 an hour.
The new minimum wage will kick in Nov. 1, Amazon said on Tuesday, covering more than 250,000 current employees, or more than 40% of its global workforce. Another more than 100,000 seasonal holiday employees will be granted the higher pay.
Regardless if this was prompted by proposed legislation this is really good for blue collar workers. Hopefully other corporate giants follow. Will probably alleviate Trump targeting Bezos for a couple quarters as well.