Posts Tagged Amazon

May
5
2022

“Should Taxpayer Dollars Go to Companies that Violate Labor Laws?”

Good Jobs First Executive Director Greg LeRoy testified on May 5 during a Senate Budget Committee hearing titled: “Should Taxpayer Dollars Go to Companies that Violate Labor Laws?”

Mar
14
2022

Sunshine Week: Why Amazon’s Subsidy Deals – and the Secrecy Around Them – Hurt All of Us

This month marks 10 years since Amazon opened its tax-break office. We’ve spent the last 10 days highlighting 10 deals that left communities worse off because of Amazon's relentless tax dodging. Our list highlighted warehouses of course, but also a fashion studio, a Whole Foods, a data center. Amazon seeks public subsidies for anything it does. As Sunshine Week kicks off, we call on Amazon to disclose what it has gotten and will get from the U.S. and abroad in economic development subsidies, and then, better yet, stop asking for them altogether.

Dec
29
2021

How We Work to Eradicate Corporate Rule

Corporate subsidies drain billions from public schools. Companies fined billions by regulators – here and abroad. States hide billions in pandemic-relief… we’re on it! And we can do even more with your support.
Arlene here, wrapping up my first full year with Good Jobs First. I barely know where to start, so let’s dive in!

May
11
2021

It’s Time for Amazon to Start Paying US to Locate in Our Communities

Amazon's gotten more than $4 billion in public subsidies, including $855.5 million since the start of 2020, as the pandemic began its devastation. But we don't have to be passive bystanders - we can force Amazon to pay.

Dec
16
2020

Taxpayer Subsidies to Amazon Now Exceed $3.7 Billion

Good Jobs First’s latest tally of economic development subsidies given to Amazon.com finds state and local governments have given the retail behemoth more than $3.7 billion. How much more is becoming increasingly hard to tell.