Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Thursday celebrated Amazon’s decision to cancel its plans to build a second headquarters in New York City.
“Today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world,” Ocasio-Cortez, one of the deal’s staunchest critics, wrote.
Ocasio-Cortez in recent months joined the chorus of local politicians and advocates slamming the Amazon deal as corrupt and potentially harmful to local residents. Critics focused much of their ire on New York City’s decision to offer $3 billion in state and city incentives to lure in Amazon, as well as the company’s anti-union track record.
The self-described democratic socialist had criticized the tax breaks for Amazon, as well as the company’s hiring practices and wages.
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