Watch Amazon warehouse employees go wild as news breaks of the company's new $15 minimum wage

Amazon meetingTwitter/@davehclarkAmazon is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all US workers.Twitter/@davehclark

  • Amazon is raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all US workers. 
  • An Amazon executive broke news of the change to hundreds of employees at a warehouse in Southern California on Tuesday.
  • Video of the meeting shows warehouse workers shouting, cheering, and jumping in response.

Amazon said Tuesday that it would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour for all US workers. 

The change will affect more than 250,000 Amazon employees, including part-time workers and those hired through temporary agencies, the company said. 

The impact will likely be felt the most at Amazon's warehouses, where many of the company's lowest-paid positions are concentrated. 

Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president in charge of operations, broke news of the wage increase to hundreds of employees at a warehouse in Southern California on Tuesday. 

In response, workers began shouting, cheering, and jumping, according to a video of the moment that Clark posted to Twitter.

Here's the video:

 

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