The truth is that Bernie Sanders fought, and still fights for the workers more than any elected US president combined for decades. And his crusade against Amazon and Jeff Bezos' enormous greed resulted in the unprecedented decision of the company to raise minimum wage to $15 an hour.
But it was too good to be true.
As Bloomberg reported:
Amazon.com Inc. is eliminating monthly bonuses and stock awards for warehouse workers and other hourly employees after the company pledged this week to raise pay to at least $15 an hour. Warehouse workers for the e-commerce giant in the U.S. were eligible in the past for monthly bonuses that could total hundreds of dollars per month as well as stock awards, said two people familiar with Amazon’s pay policies. The company informed those employees Wednesday that it’s eliminating both of those compensation categories to help pay for the raises, the people said.
As a pure product of the neoliberal culture, Bezos found the opportunity to implement one of its common tricks. That is, whatever you give to workers in the front stage, you take it at interest behind the scenes.
This is the culture that bought corrupted politicians to implement continuous tax-cuts for the super-rich. It is the culture according to which there is no society and the rich should not pay their fair share for it.
Under this brutal dominant culture, plutocrats will never give up their enormous privileges at the expense of the workers. They will continue to exploit them in every way until they will become useless for them due to rapid automation of every production process.
Bernie Sanders and the rising progressive army need to understand that compromise won't work. The only way to stop this system from brutally exploiting labor is to declare war on this brutal culture.
Neoliberalism must be defeated for good and by all means.