Latest Press Releases

3/19/2019In Case You Missed It! Local Virginians Outraged About Tax Giveaways For Amazon
3/13/2019AMAZON’S ANTICOMPETITIVE PRICE POLICY IS THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG
3/12/2019In Case You Missed It! Amazon To End Price Practice Critics Said Could Violate Antitrust Law
3/7/2019In Case You Missed It! Taxpayer-Funded Amazon Lays Off “Hundreds” Of Workers
3/7/2019In Case You Missed It! Amazon's Grocery Expansion Raises Antitrust Risks For Bezos
3/6/2019They Said It! Amazon Web Services Could Spark Interest With An “Anti-Trust Filing”
3/5/2019They Said It! Amazon’s Tax Avoidance Scheme Shows Its Business Model “Is Based On Gaming The System”
3/5/2019In Case You Missed It! HQ2 Opponents Were Anti-Amazon, Not Anti-Business
3/4/2019They Said It! Virginia Lawmaker Says Local Communities “Are Not Going To Get Any Benefit From This Amazon Deal.”
3/1/2019AMAZON’S NEW GROCERY PUSH IS AN ANTI-COMPETITIVE NIGHTMARE
3/1/2019They Said It! Regulators Have “Real Opportunity” To Target Amazon
2/28/2019In Case You Missed It! FTC’s New Task Force Could Be Trouble for Big Tech
2/27/2019AMAZON RING SPYING COULD GET EVEN WORSE
2/27/2019What They’re Saying! FTC Ramping Up Anti-Competitive Scrutiny & Fake Reviews On Amazon
2/26/2019FTC TAKES IMPORTANT FIRST STEP IN CURBING FAKE AMAZON REVIEWS
2/26/2019They Said It! Amazon Deserves Greater Scrutiny For “Gaming The System” With Tax Avoidance Scheme
2/25/2019In Case You Missed It! Amazon Paid Zero Corporate Taxes Last Year. Why Aren’t 2020 Democrats Talking About It?
2/21/2019In Case You Missed It! Amazon Creating “Pain Points” For Small Businesses and Brands Through Private Label Sales
2/20/2019AMAZON’S TAXPAYER HANDOUT SCHEME IS FALLING APART, AND THAT’S GOOD FOR COMPETITION
2/20/2019They Said It! Amazon “Is Chewing Up The Small-Business World”
2/20/19What They’re Saying! Amazon Backs Out Of New York HQ2 After Intense Scrutiny Reveals $3 Billion In Taxpayer Handouts Was A “Wasteful Zero-Sum Exercise”
2/15/19The Real Story of Amazon’s Exit From NYC
2/15/2019In Case You Missed It! Amazon Paid No Federal Income Taxes In 2018
2/14/2019AMAZON TRIED TO BULLY NEW YORK TAXPAYERS INTO SUBMISSION ON HQ2. THEY FAILED.
2/13/2019AMAZON’S FEDERAL TAX AVOIDANCE SCHEME MUST END
2/11/2019NEW SURVEY FINDS CONSUMERS ARE ALARMED BY AMAZON-OWNED RING VIDEO SPYING REPORTS
2/8/2019AMAZON’S POSSIBLE NEW YORK EXIT IS A VEILED THREAT
2/7/2019#TBT WHEN FFMI WARNED MAYORS AND GOVERNORS THAT WISCONSIN’S FOXCONN SHOULD BE AN HQ2 CAUTIONARY TALE
2/7/2019They Said It! Amazon “Is An Elegant Example” Of How The Current Anti-Trust Frame Doesn’t Work
2/6/2019They Said It! Virginia Local Leaders “Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Push Back” Against Amazon In Defense Of Their Communities
2/6/2019In Case You Missed It! Amazon's Entry Into The Logistics Business Will “Put Pressure” On Its Suppliers
2/6/2019They Said It! Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg Says Amazon Unnecessarily Took Taxpayer Dollars In Proposed HQ2 Deal
2/5/2019They Said It! Scrutiny On Amazon Amid “Building Anger” Could Be Focus At State Of The Union Speech
2/5/2019In Case You Missed It! Seattle Residents Warn Virginia Communities How Amazon HQ2 Could Spike Rents And Worsen Traffic Woes
2/4/2019They Said It! Amazon Needs HQ2 Incentives And Other Taxpayer Handouts To Help Improve Their Profit Margins
1/31/2019AMAZON’S GROWTH STORY IS NOT FOREVER
1/31/2019What They’re Saying! New York City Council Members Grill Amazon Executives On How Local Communities Will Be Impacted By HQ2
1/31/2019In Case You Missed It! JEDI Contract Could Give Amazon “A Monopoly Over This Area For Years To Come”
1/30/2019AMAZON’S DISASTROUS PERFORMANCE AT CITY COUNCIL CALLS INTO QUESTION FUTURE OF HQ2 DEAL
1/30/2019AMAZON IS FACING A MASSIVE TRUST DEFICIT GOING INTO SECOND NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL HEARING ON HQ2
1/29/2019In Case You Missed It! Lawsuit Reveals Amazon Exploiting Consumer Data From Its Platform To Stifle Competition On Google
1/29/2019They Said It! Virginia Lawmakers And Advocates Blast Amazon HQ2 Package Fast-Tracked Through Legislature
1/28/2019They Said It! Amazon Acting As An 'Extortion Machine'
1/28/2019They Said It! Amazon Deal Puts Funding For World’s Richest Company Ahead Of Virginia Students
1/25/2019In Case You Missed It! Amazon’s Lawyers Vetoed A Quote From Bill De Blasio That Made NYC Look Like An HQ2 Favorite
1/24/2019They Said It! Amazon Turning A Blind Eye To Counterfeits At The Expense Of Honest Sellers
1/23/2019Amazon Lobbying Records Show The Company Is Increasing Influence-Peddling As It Pursues JEDI Contract
1/23/2019In Case You Missed It! Roll Call: Congress must turn the corner on big tech this year
1/23/2019In Case You Missed It! Progressives target Amazon
1/22/2019In Case You Missed It! Roll Call: Congress must turn the corner on big tech this year
1/18/2019They Said It! Amazon Teen Just Another “Shameless Data Grab”
1/18/2019Unlike Amazon, Some Companies Recognize The Importance of Helping Local Communities Build Affordable Housing
1/16/2019In Case You Missed It! Amazon’s Arrival In Northern Virginia Stokes Fears Among Small Business Owners
1/15/2019They Said It! FDNY Chief Sounds Alarm Over Amazon HQ2 Development In New York
1/15/2019In Case You Missed It The Loyal Opposition to Amazon’s Long Island City Deal
1/14/2019They Said It! New York Senator Blasts “Awful” Amazon HQ2 Deal As “A Scandal”
1/14/2019In Case You Missed It! South Florida businesses in danger after Amazon HQ2 contest
1/11/2019In Case You Missed It! Amazon Facing “Problems At The Grassroots”
1/11/2019In Case You Missed It! For Owners Of Amazon’s Ring Security Cameras, Strangers May Have Been Watching Too
1/10/2019In Case You Missed It! Amazon’s house-brand products become a target for regulators
1/10/2019They Said It! NYC Council Member: “No Guarantee” New Yorkers Will Get HQ2 Jobs
1/9/2019In Case You Missed It! Who Gets Hurt When Cities Kowtow To Amazon
1/8/2019They Said It! Amazon “Getting A Free Ride” In New York According To Seattle City Council Members
1/7/2019They Said It! City Council Speaker Says Amazon HQ2 Deal In New York Far From “A Done Deal”
1/4/2019In Case You Missed It! Thanks to HQ2, Amazon now has a database of private information about U.S. cities
1/3/2019In Case You Missed It! 'We are not robots': Amazon warehouse employees push to unionize
1/2/2019In Case You Missed It! Before Amazon breaks ground, Virginia needs transparency around HQ2
12/20/18In Case You Missed It! In Amazon Deal, Look Past Incentives and Focus on the Data Dallas Gave Away
12/20/18Amazon Holding Its Hand Out For Billions Of Taxpayer Dollars While Other Companies Expand In New York Without Corporate Handouts
12/19/18They Said It! NYC Council Member: Amazon HQ2 “Race To The Bottom” Was About Data To Use In “Future Siting Decisions”
12/19/18AMAZON IS A “CO-CONSPIRATOR” IN FACEBOOK’S DATA PRIVACY SCANDAL
12/19/18They Said It! NYC Council Speaker: Why Does A $1 Trillion Company Need $3 Billion In Taxpayer Dollars?
12/19/18In Case You Missed It! “It felt like slavery"
12/18/18New York Times Reporter: Amazon Used HQ2 Process To Secure Private Proprietary Data From Cities
12/18/18Amazon’s “Sweet Deal” Allows The Company To Avoid Paying Their Flex Drivers Minimum Wage And Deny Them Benefits
12/17/18New York Post Editorial Board: Amazon’s Approach In New York Confirming “Worst Fears”
12/14/18They Said It! Storing America’s Most Sensitive Secrets on AWS Could Be “Breached” and “Our Enemies Could Use Our Information Against Us”
12/13/18New York State Senator Michael Gianaris: Amazon’s HQ2 Process Was One Of The Great PR Scams”
12/13/18New York City Council Members Grilled Amazon Executives Over HQ2 Deal
12/12/18Amazon “Stonewalled” City Council On HQ2
12/12/18Amazon’s Sweet-Talking And Slow-Walking On HQ2 Won’t Fool New Yorkers At City Council Hearing
12/10/18They Said It! Analysis Of HQ2 In Long Island City Misses “Substantial Costs Of Accommodating Amazon’s Growth”
12/7/18They Said It! Amazon Could Be The Next Big Tech Firm To “Find Itself In The Eye Of A Data Privacy Storm”
12/4/18They Said It! Amazon “Bullying” Sellers With “Bloody Nose Tactics"
12/3/18In Case You Missed It! Amazon “Coming Under Fire” For Its Deceptive Advertising Practices
11/30/18They Said It! Amazon’s HQ2 Sham Was Always About The Data
11/29/18They Said It! Real Estate Expert: Amazon is Responsible for Increased Housing Costs for Blue Collar Workers in Seattle
11/28/18WATCH: New Yorkers React To HQ2
11/28/18In Case You Missed It! The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board: Amazon HQ2 Is
“Corporate Welfare”
11/27/18What They’re Saying About Amazon’s HQ2 Decision In Pennsylvania
11/27/18What Elected Officials In New York Are Saying About Amazon’s HQ2 Decision
11/26/18They Said It! Amazon Could Have a “Devastating” Impact On New York Communities
11/21/18FFMI Statement On Amazon Data Breach
11/21/18While Amazon Reaps Billions Fro Amazon’s Holiday Toy Catalog Whitewashes Hazardous and Fake Products
11/16/18While Amazon Reaps Billions From Taxpayers For HQ2, Many Of The Largest Companies In New York and Virginia Paid Double The Effective Federal Tax Rate Of Amazon
11/15/18#TBT When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Was Against Giving Amazon Billions in Corporate Handouts for Amazon’s HQ2
11/14/18Amazon Could Get Billions More From Taxpayers After Government Accountability Office Decision
11/14/18What They’re Saying About Amazon’s Long Island City HQ2 Announcement
11/13/18Amazon’s Secretive HQ2 Deal Was An Affront To Taxpayers
11/12/18Amazon’s Treatment Of Workers Casts Shadow On Veteran’s Day
11/8/18They Said It! Local Lawmakers And Taxpayers Paying The Price For Amazon’s Bait and Switch
11/5/18Amazon’s HQ2 Bait And Switch Should Have Local Communities And Taxpayers Outraged
11/1/18Amazon Should Be Focus at FTC Antitrust Hearing
10/26/18They Said It! More Proof That Amazon’s Minimum Wage Increase Was A Sham
10/25/18Amazon Earnings Report Is More Evidence That So-Called Minimum Wage Hike Was A Complete Sham
10/23/18New Amazon Fake 15 Campaign Launched By Free & Fair Markets Initiative
10/9/18Free & Fair Markets Initiative Releases New Report Detailing Alarming Lawsuits Filed By Women Who Worked At Amazon
10/3/18Free & Fair Markets Initiative Responds To Amazon Minimum Wage Announcement
9/27/18Amazon Leaves Critical Questions Unanswered When It Comes To Protecting Sensitive Data
9/13/18Free & Fair Markets Initiative responds to Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos’ Day 1 Fund
9/13/18FFMI calls on Amazon to stop price gouging consumers as they prepare for Hurricane Florence, troubling news reports show dramatic increase in prices for water
9/11/18They Said It! Amazon’s HQ2 will cause “An exodus of working people from the city
9/7/18Amazon’s HQ2 search started one year ago, and it continues to get less transparent and more alarming by the day
9/4/18 As Congress begins to scrutinize Big Tech’s harmful practices, lawmakers must focus on Amazon’s Big Brother business model
8/30/18As Americans prepare to celebrate Labor Day, let’s not forget that one of America’s richest companies pays its workers $28,000 per year
8/27/18Amazon is now using its power and influence to secure special deals from public utility commissions and state legislatures to avoid paying its electricity bills
8/22/18In Case You Missed It! Austin City Councilwoman Leslie Pool: “The lack of transparency of the HQ2 initiative is unfortunate”
8/22/18Harvard Business Review: Landing Amazon HQ2 Isn’t the Right Way for a City to Create Jobs. Here’s What Works Instead
8/20/18Mayor Rahm Emanuel: “Whose Your Daddy” When It Comes To Transparency On What Chicago Is Promising Amazon For HQ2
8/16/18One Company & One City-Appointed Development Board Control Whether Millions of Indianapolis Taxpayer Dollars Go To Amazon For HQ2
8/14/18 As if $1.5 billion in state and local corporate welfare wasn’t enough, Amazon wants $10 billion more from American taxpayers to host the Defense Department’s most sensitive data
8/13/18Montgomery County Chairman Ike Leggett Used To Be For Government Transparency — Until He Wasn’t
8/10/18 While New Jersey’s elected officials offer Amazon billions in corporate welfare, the state’s fiscal outlook remains dire
8/7/18FFMI calls on Amazon to denounce Alex Jones and remove InfoWars fake news and products from website
7/31/18Free and Fair Markets Initiative responds to comments from Amazon executive
7/26/18Free & Fair Markets Initiative responds to latest Amazon earnings report
7/16/18 Free & Fair Markets Initiative launches to scrutinize harmful business practices of big tech, releases new report on Amazon state and local lobbying