Amazon accuses Sen. Bernie Sanders of misrepresenting worker pay, tells workers to send him positive stories

Amazon has issued a statement defending itself from criticism by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who is preparing a bill that will tax companies for money spent on their employees’ food stamps and other low-wage benefits. Amazon claims Sanders has made “misleading statements about pay and benefits” at the company, and it says it’s encouraging employees to contact Sanders with their positive experiences.

The statement repeats several of Amazon’s previous comments about worker pay at its fulfillment centers. It touts the company’s “highly competitive wages and a climate controlled, safe workplace” and says that many employees who qualified for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, known until 2008 as the Food Stamp Program)…

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