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Motherboard senior staff writer Lauren Kaori Gurley wrote about successful community efforts, led by members of the Teamsters labor union, to block Amazon's ruthless, grow-at-all costs strategy. She writes:
"This summer, communities around the United States have been declaring stunning victories in struggles to block Amazon warehouse projects in their cities and reject tax breaks that the tech giant demands from the localities and states where it opens facilities."


The world's biggest, richest companies waltz into towns across the country asking for tax breaks for new projects, but they fail to reveal their true identity until the deal is done. They demand millions in tax breaks, threatening to go elsewhere if their projects are denied. It's a bad trend and costly for residents, who lose billions of dollars in revenue that could otherwise be put back into their communities.

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