Jan 30, 2019 | Press Release

Statement of NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez on Today's City Council Hearing Regarding Amazon HQ2

New York, NY - "At today’s City Council hearing, executives from Amazon reaffirmed what we’ve known for a long time: one of the world’s wealthiest corporations remains vehemently anti-worker, publicly acknowledging that they oppose the organizing rights of their New York City workforce. We should be focusing our efforts on creating high-quality jobs at companies that also recognize employees’ right to a voice in the workplace— not one whose permanent workforce remains without representation, dealing with demoralizing, dehumanizing, and often dangerous working conditions. We applaud our elected officials who are demanding Amazon commit to allowing their NYC workforce to join a union if they so choose, without interference, if they want to do business in our Union Town."