Krystal and Saagar of Breaking Points news cast cover the decision by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to bail on a march by Amazon workers in New York City looking to build momentum for a union drive.
AOC said over the summer she planned to come to the march, but it didn’t turn out. Why not? No reason was given, but the group felt set up by the congresswoman’s abandonment of their cause. Only about 50 people showed up at the march.
Ocasio-Cortez has been a very vocal opponent of New York giving Amazon more business in the state over worker conditions and labor rights. Is it because she has recently had COVID? Did something change with her view of Amazon in her state?
Maybe it was something to do with politics. The Amazon pullout that she supported in 2019 led to the loss of 25,000 potential jobs in New York City. The move cost a reported $4 billion in lost wages and up to $12 billion of lost economic activity for the state, according to the Job Creators Network.
When that happens, it doesn’t just hurt the people of the state; the consequences could also hurt politicians looking for support in an upcoming reelection.
Check out the video for more details in the latest AOC controversy with Amazon.