Amazon is fighting with the city of Seattle over a new per-employee tax. The tax would be $500 per employee. Amazon has 45,000 local workers.
Amazon just told the city it is halting construction of a new building it was planning to erect downtown and is reconsidering occupying another that is alread under construction. That puts 7,000 new Amazon jobs in Seattle in jeopardy.
Can Amazon do this? Yes, they just did.
The city council will vote on whether to commit suicide or not on May 14.