Ah, did ANYONE tell these people that this IS New York City?
A place where unions predominate?
The question comes as Amazon plans to locate half of its second corporate headquarters in Long Island City — and after it has opened a massive warehouse in Staten Island where workers have already sought to unionize.
“Would you agree to neutrality if workers at Amazon wanted to unionize?” Council Speaker Corey Johnson asked during an at-times heated Council hearing on the finances of the Amazon deal.
“No, sir,” Amazon Vice President Brian Huseman said.
That set the tone for the rest of the hearing — with Johnson grilling Economic Development Corporation President James Patchett if the de Blasio administration was “comfortable” with that answer.
“You know the mayor is an enormous supporter of union rights in the city,” Patchett said, to laughter in the crowd of spectators…..
Amazon HAS agreed to use union labor to BUILD it’s buildings….
Bt does want unionized people employed in those buildings….
Amazon does not have unionized workers elsewhere…..