Members of “The Squad” are leading a worldwide effort of 400 more politicians who are trying to force Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to raise wages and pay more in taxes.
Rashida Talib and Ilhan Omar wrote a letter claiming they know “Amazon can afford to pay its workers, its environmental cost and its taxes,” however the company “dodged and dismissed [its] debts to workers, societies and the planet,” reports Fox Business.
The letter also says that Amazon employees “enter dangerous working conditions, enjoy little or not increase in their pay, and face retaliation for their efforts to defend themselves and organize their colleagues.”
“Through global tax dodging, you damage the public provision of health, education, housing, social security and infrastructure,” they accuse.
According to Fox Business:
Amazon did not immediately respond to a query for comment, but in a statement to The Independent it said, “While as a large company we welcome scrutiny from policymakers, the matters raised in this letter stem from a series of misleading assertions by misinformed or self-interested groups who appear to be using Amazon’s profile to further their individual causes.”