BROOKLYN, NY-From her posh new apartment in the old Brooklyn Navy Yard, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez spiked the proverbial political football and celebrated the loss of 25,000 new jobs in New York City. Cortez slammed Amazon, who announced its withdrawal from building an east coast headquarters in the city, citing the company exploits workers and is run by the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos.
Instead of luring a 25,000 private sector jobs, Ocasio-Cortez said the city should instead create jobs, such as hiring more teachers and fixing the subway system, where an illegal immigrant and member of MS-13 brutally executed another man just last week, blocks from her campaign office.
Cortez shared posts from others criticizing Amazon’s non-unionized workforce.
Anything is possible: 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. https://t.co/nyvm5vtH9k
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019