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Amazon to raise minimum wage to $15 for US employees

WASHINGTON: Amazon.com said on Tuesday it would raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour for its US employees from next month as it faces criticism for pay disparity from lawmakers and labor unions. The company also said it would lobby in Washington for an increase in the federal minimum wage and urge other competitors to raise wages - a call that comes in the backdrop of the “Fight for Fifteen” movement, a union-led push for a $15 minimum wage. Amazon, which became the second company to cross $1 trillion market value…