Whenever anything related to Amazon comes up, I feel like commenting on it after I tell you that:
1. I publish crappy short stories on Amazon as a wannabe author
2. I use Amazon extensively to entertain the family
3. I buy things cheap from Amazon on a regular basis
Having said that, would I pay more if Amazon hired union workers?
Absolutely. I would pay more. And so, adding 1,000 jobs to Baltimore's work force will improve the lives of a lot of people even if these jobs aren't union jobs (don't laugh because this is not Germany and nobody forms a union here and survives). You'd have to be a braying jackass to make it about yourself and bemoan 1,000 jobs in the economically depressed Southeastern part of Baltimore. Whatever they are going to pay those folks just isn't enough, but at least it is something.
If someone were to stumble across this crappy blog, they would know one thing--Amazon's stuff is dirt cheap because they don't pay their people enough. If they charged just a little more for their stuff, I would still buy things from Amazon.
Really, this isn't hard to understand.