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Labor News: Amazon’s Southern California Warehouse Operations Cost the Public $790 Million Every Year

For every $1 in wages paid by Amazon, warehouse workers receive 24 cents in public assistance benefits

Households in the Los Angeles metro region paid $7.2 billion for packages from Amazon last year. Less publicly visible was more than $790 million paid out in public subsidies and uncompensated public costs that supported Amazon’s profitability. Continue reading