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New York politicians push back on Amazon HQ2 plans
2018-11-15T04:30:36Z - Brian Heater / TechCrunch
Amazon’s HQ2 process was bound to polarize (though I do enjoy a good dueling op-ed on these pages) no matter how it landed. But the decision to set up shop in New York City is likely ruffling more feathers than just about any other possible outcome. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand took to Twitter to express “concern” with how the process played out. It’s a move that reflects Bernie Sanders’ recent successful bid to provide Amazon warehouse employees a $15 minimum wage. “Amazon is a billion-dollar company,” Ocasio-Cortez wrote.

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