Simotas Voices Opposition to Amazon HQ2 Subsidies, Secrecy and Mistreatment of Workers

November 28, 2018

November 13, 2018

This deal does not pass the smell test, in fact it stinks. Honesty and fair dealing demand that we do not secretly promise the richest man on earth massive public benefits.

November 14, 2018

The secrecy that shrouded the Amazon HQ2 deal is as abhorrent as the corporate welfare. It is ironic that that Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos owns the Washington Post which has this on its masthead: "Democracy Dies in Darkness.”

November 28, 2018

Amazon has so much wealth and power, it could treat its workers well and still maintain a healthy bottom line. But instead of fairly and humanely creating good conditions for its warehouse workers, it chooses to create a living hell. In Queens, we are working people and we are people who care about our neighbors, so a company like Amazon, oozing greed, pigging out on public money and feeding on worker exploitation, is not welcome here.