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Fight continues for Amazon employees who organized to support Seattle head tax

Software engineers, graphic designers and project managers inside Amazon sent a proposal to support the head tax to top executives......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 13th, 2018

Amazon's fight with Seattle over head tax foreshadows battles to come in other cities

If Seattle's bitter public fight with Amazon over a new tax on employees is a sign of the future for cities vying to become the company's next headquarters, there's a take-hom.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 16th, 2018

Head tax sends waves down the West Coast as the fight continues in Seattle

Business leaders are fighting Seattle’s new head tax, collecting signatures to send the measure to the ballot. Meanwhile, Tacoma and Bellevue see opportunity......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 25th, 2018

Amazon moves 130-person support unit to Phoenix

Amazon.com is moving a team that supported delivery drivers from its Seattle headquarters in South Lake Union to Phoenix. Amazon confirmed the move to the Seattle Times, which reported that many of the team's 130 employees were part-time workers who s.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 29th, 2018

Seattle leaders vote to repeal "head tax" weeks after enactment

Seattle's city council, facing stiff opposition from big business, voted on Tuesday to repeal a "head tax" introduced as a way to fight a housing crisis which had hit the city's largest companies, including Amazon.com......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJun 12th, 2018

Oracle claims Amazon offered jobs to Pentagon officials working on the $10B JEDI contract

Oracle Corp. stepped up its attack on Amazon Web Services in a court filing, claiming the Seattle company promised bonuses and jobs to three Pentagon employees who were handling the government’s $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure proj.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 20th, 2019

Amazon"s growth puts more than one-third of its U.S. corporate workers outside of Seattle

The number of employees outside Seattle is significant as Amazon reshapes the distribution of its workforce by expanding in other cities......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 24th, 2019

Amazon"s growth puts more than one third of its corporate workers outside of Seattle

The number of employees outside Seattle is significant as Amazon reshapes the distribution of its workforce by expanding in other cities......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 22nd, 2019

Cleo Raises $27.5 Million to Help Companies Support Working Parents

Employers fight attrition, and employees get support as new parents. When Jeff Immelt was running GE, he noticed that the company, like many, st.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMar 20th, 2019

After concerns in rural NC, treasurer ups reimbursement plan

As North Carolina Treasurer Dale Folwell continues his fight with providers to forward his transformative reimbursement change for the State Employee Health Plan, he has now added funding to bolster rural hospital support – a popular target of pr.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMar 15th, 2019

Amazon lobbies to exempt employees from labor protections

Many of Amazon's Seattle-area employees would be exempt from new labor protections passed by the state Senate after lobbyists for the tech giant pushed to lower the salary threshold for the rules......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMar 8th, 2019

Seattle"s proposed tax to fight homelessness may hit Amazon hardest

Seattle has a thriving economy and booming housing market, and is home to successful businesses like Amazon and Starbucks. But it also has a homeless crisis and an affordable housing problem......»»

Category: topSource: cnnApr 24th, 2018

Councilmembers double down on head tax after Amazon halts Seattle expansion

The primary sponsors of the jobs tax say it will help mitigate the impacts of Washington state's "upside-down tax code that puts an inequitable accumulation of wealth ahead of the needs of everyday people.".....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 2nd, 2018

Amazon's fight with Seattle gives second headquarters cities a taste of their future

Amazon has put on hold two big building and leasing projects it had going in Seattle d.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 3rd, 2018

Restaurants and retailers say jobs are on the line under Seattle tax proposal

Whether a store or restaurant is directly impacted by the proposed head tax or not, industry leaders say the cost of doing business in Seattle continues to raise and jobs could be lost as a result......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 9th, 2018

Amazon is using hardball tactics to fight a proposed tax in Seattle. Other cities are taking note.

Amazon — which wil.....»»

Category: topSource: washpostMay 10th, 2018

Seattle City Council OK"s $75M head tax; mayor"s veto expected

The Seattle City Council voted 5-4 Friday to move forward the $75 million a year head tax that has been widely opposed by Amazon.com Inc. and other businesses. The result is a standoff that is going to require a compromise Monday when the council is sch.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 11th, 2018

Seattle City Council approves tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness

Seattle City Council approves tax on large businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks to fight homelessness......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 14th, 2018

Amazon apprehensive about future growth in Seattle after head tax passes

Amazon plans to restart stalled development of a tower downtown, but remains wary about its future in Seattle......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 14th, 2018

Seattle City Council approves head tax to raise $237 million for homeless services and housing

Mayor Jenny Durkan is expected to sign the legislation after brokering a reduced tax with Amazon.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 14th, 2018

Amazon"s bitter fight with Seattle over a new tax shows just how important HQ2 will be to the company (AMZN)

AP/Ted S. Warren Seattle's city council voted for a new tax on large employers in the city. Amazon criticized the new tax in a blistering statement from vice president Drew Herdener. Amazon's dissatisfaction w.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderMay 15th, 2018