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Washington, DC—Good Jobs First executive director Greg LeRoy made the following statement concerning today’s groundbreaking ceremony in Racine County, Wisconsin for the Foxconn Technology Group’s liquid crystal display factory.


A new Good Jobs First report finds that many large corporations operating in the United States have boosted their profits by forcing employees to work off the clock, cheating them out of required overtime pay and engaging in similar practices that together are known as wage theft


Like every huge megadeal, this would be a very risky ‘too many eggs in one basket’ giveaway that would shift the tax burden onto small businesses and working families while benefiting Amazon shareholders, the vast majority of whom do not reside in Maryland.

The big winners in such a deal would be Virginia and the District of Columbia. They would pay nothing but each would gain a large share of the jobs. West Virginia, Pennsylvania and even Delaware would provide job-takers.