While leaders in New Jersey and Michigan are preparing to woo Amazon with billions of dollars in tax breaks, the signers demanded the company support, not exploit, the community where it ends up:

The arrival of Amazon is expected to bring 50,000 jobs to an American city, and the groups also demanded that locals benefit from the new opportunities in construction, office, and warehouse jobs. They asked the company to “reserve a substantial number of construction jobs for local residents, especially underrepresented people of color and women,” protect the right to form unions, pay living wages, and “allow independent, third party organizations to conduct health and safety trainings,” in light of reports of unsafe conditions at Amazon warehouses.

Amazon’s original headquarters is located in Seattle, where critics have blamed it for contributing to the city’s out-of-control housing costs, which have skyrocketed by 13 percent in the past year, greater income inequality, and increased traffic due to prolonged construction projects—all of which have served as a warning to some cities as they weigh whether to welcome the tech behemoth.

Proposals from cities interested in hosting Amazon’s headquarters are due on Friday, and the company is expected to announce its decision in 2018.

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