ECONOMICS 101: Cortez Opposed Amazon Because Jobs Weren’t ‘Promised to Local Hires’ or ‘Hiring Union’

Originally published at: https://www.hannity.com/media-room/economics-101-cortez-opposed-amazon-because-jobs-werent-promised-to-local-hires-or-hiring-union/

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continued to defend her actions regarding Amazon’s decision to abandon their NYC headquarters Friday; blasting the potential new positions because they weren’t “hiring union” or “promised to local hires.”

“Amazon touting ‘jobs’ (has anyone fact-checked where this 25k number even came from? How many were promised to be local hires?) …but they refused to even consider hiring union when we insisted labor be part of the conversation. Union jobs are a key ladder to the middle class,” she tweeted.

Amazon touting “jobs” (has anyone fact-checked where this 25k number even came from? How many were promised to be local hires?)

…but they refused to even consider hiring union when we insisted labor be part of the conversation.

Union jobs are a key ladder to the middle class. https://t.co/HefYzOBhyG

— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 15, 2019

Cortez found herself in hot-water with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo this week, who blasted a small “group of politicians” for putting themselves above their constituents.