Watch Amazon warehouse employees go wild as news breaks of the company's new $15 minimum wage
- 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:
Shared the new Amazon $15 minimum wage with the team here at LGB3 early this morning! Best All Hands Ever!!! pic.twitter.com/RqkvHQuomO- Dave Clark (@davehclark) October 2, 2018