Jul 23, 2021 | News Story

Bezos Faces Backlash for Comments on Amazon Workers

Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos has sparked a flurry of criticism this week after thanking his workers for paying for his flight into space. RWDSU President Stuart Applebaum said the comments by Bezos were obscene.

“It’s outrageous that Jeff Bezos says his rocket ship amusement park ride was paid for his workers," said Appelbaum. "He could have done a lot more for humanity if instead he paid his workers fairly and spent the money that was necessary to protect their health and safety and their lives. There is so much more Jeff Bezos should be doing for his employees, and now to say that they’re the ones who paid for his joyride is obscene.” Watch video of the interview at Reuters.