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The real reason why Amazon is lobbying for a $15 minimum wage as it tries to squash unionization efforts

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement As Amazon lobbies for a higher minimum wage, experts say that the company is not making its decisions solely out of the goodness of CEO Jeff Bezos' heart.
"Anyone who says Amazon is supporting the federal $15 minimum wage out of their good will toward workers has to somehow explain the fact that Amazon is dragging its feet every way it can on allowing unions to organize their workers," Michael Farren, an economist at the right-leaning think tank The Mercatus Center, told Insider.
"Amazon is acting like a rational economic agent and trying to promote something that is...
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