An executive with Amazon on Friday invited rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Alexandria Ocasio-CortezDem lawmaker rips opposition to Amazon going into New York: 'Now we're protesting jobs' Reporter says majority appears to favor progressive tax plans Trump tweets video mocking Dems not cheering during state of the Union MORE (DN.Y.) to visit the corporation's facilities after she was denounced its treatment of workers.
Dave Clark, Amazon's senior vice president of worldwide operations, extended the invitation while pushing back on claims about conditions at the company that Ocasio-Cortez had shared on Twitter.
". @ aoc these claims simply aren't true," Clark wrote. "We are proud of our jobs with excellent pay ($ 1
. @aoc these claims simply aren't true. We are proud of our jobs with excellent pay ($ 15 min), benefits from day 1, & lots of other benefits like our Career Choice pre-paid educational programs. Why don't you get a tour & see for yourself … we'd love to have you! https://t.co/BoUccuUKfs
— Dave Clark (@davehclark) February 15, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez asserted in a tweet that "Amazon workers have to urinate in bottles & work
The progressive lawmaker on Thursday celebrated Amazon's decision to not go forward with plans to open half or its second headquarters in New York City.  "Anything is possible: today was the day of a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon's corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world," she tweeted.
Anything is possible: today was the day of a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon's corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world. https://t.co/nyvm5vtH9k
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 14, 2019
Amazon's move into New York was fiercely opposed by local and national activists, who blasted the multibillion tax incentive and argued the new offices would not benefit those already living in the area and would instead contribute to housing becoming unaffordable for low-income residents.
Some lawmakers have voiced frustration about the company's decision to move forward with its plans to move into New York amid pushback from activists and progressives like Ocasio-Cortez.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney Carolyn Bosher MaloneyDem lawmaker rips opposition to Amazon going into New York: 'Now we're protesting jobs' Democrat vows to move forward with impeachment, dividing his party Patricia Arquette, Alyssa Milano rally for the Equal Rights Amendment MORE (D), who represents an area where Amazon planned to shop in New York, said the city missed out on too many jobs and an opportunity to become a major tech hub.
that we would protest, now we're protesting jobs. People are complaining about jobs coming. New York City was announced on November 16, 2010, which announced it would split its second headquarters between Long Island City. in New York and Crystal City in Arlington, VA, just outside Washington.