Senator Gianaris Meets with Seattle City Council Members to Discuss Amazon Deal

Elected Officials from Both States Vow to Fight Massive Giveaways for the Tech Giant

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Senator Michael Gianaris joined two members of Seattle’s City Council for a meeting at the Retail, Wholesale, and Distribution Workers Union (RWDSU) headquarters. Seattle Council Members in attendance were Lisa Herbold and Teresa Mosqueda. Also in attendance were City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer, RWDSU President Stuart Appelbaum, and other local and state elected officials and organizers.  

“Amazon’s HQ2 debacle is not a done deal no matter how much they want you to believe it is,” said Senator Michael Gianaris. “I was pleased to meet with Council Members Lisa Herbold and Teresa Mosqueda to learn about the problems Seattle has faced by hosting Amazon there.”

Senator Gianaris has led the fight against Amazon’s Long Island City deal, introducing legislation to ban insider trading in real estate and non-disclosure agreements in economic development deals.

Photos of the press briefing are available here: