Dutch Kills Civic continues to advocate for what is best for the Dutch Kills neighborhood. Below are documents and links that have been made available to us as an organization as well as news/media articles and videos.
These documents and links are provided so that the members of this community can familiarize themselves on the issue and come to an educated opinion. The DKCA can not endorse any of the material provided below and recommends that everyone take the time to learn for themselves the details of this issue which impacts our neighborhood in such a substantial way.
Amazon MOU – This is the memorandum of understanding agreed to by NYC, Amazon, the NYS Urban Development Corporation and the NYC Economic Development Corporation. As of 1/30/2019 this is the only set of agreements which have been signed on to by all of the involved parties. If what you are hearing involves the Amazon HQ deal in NYC and is not specifically addressed in this document then it would be safe to assume as of this date it is not part of the agreed upon deal. If you want all the nitty gritty details of how the Amazon deal is structured (tax breaks, incentives, workforce commitments, infrastructure development, et al.) this is the document to read.
NYS EDC Amazon Fact Sheet – Fact sheet on the Amazon HQ2 deal as provided by the NYS Urban Development Corporation.
First Amazon Community Advisory Council PowerPoint – This is the PowerPoint as provided by Amazon and the NYS & NYC development corporations that guided the first Amazon Community Advisory Committee meeting.
Report from the first Community Advisory Council Meeting –
This is the written report from CAC member Antonios Benetatos on the content of the first Amazon community advisory council meeting.
LIC Neighborhood Infrastructure Committee Meeting Presentation – This is the PowerPoint distributed to the members of the Amazon community advisory council’s infrastructure subcommittee at it’s first meeting.
Amazon boss tells City Council the company will oppose unionization bids in New York City:https://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/ny-pol-amazon-city-council-union-workers-20190130-story.html
Amazon’s Aggressive Anti-Union Tactics Revealed in Leaked 45-Minute Video: https://gizmodo.com/amazons-aggressive-anti-union-tactics-revealed-in-leake-1829305201
Actual clips from Amazon’s union-busting training video that was sent to Whole Foods management in 2018. It was then leaked by Whole Foods worker to the media. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQeGBHxIyHw&t=69s