The union that represents brick-and-motor retail workers is warning state officials to not give away too much in tax breaks and incentives as Amazon considers Long Island City in Queens as one of two locations for up to 25,000 new workers.

“Amazon, one of the wealthiest and largest companies in history, needs the city more than the city needs Amazon – plain and simple. If Amazon wants to come here they can afford to do so on their own,” said Stuart Appelbaum, the president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

“RWDSU is deeply concerned about using tax payer subsidies for a company run by the richest man on earth to set up shop in our city, especially when it’s something they want to do and can do on their own anyway. Tax payers shouldn’t be on the hook to help Amazon be profitable – it’s a massively profitable private business.”

It’s not clear how much New York state has offered Amazon to bring its second headquarters to New York. Also in the running is Crystal City in Virginia and the Dallas area. The online giant may split its plan between two cities.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaking with reporters on Monday jokingly suggested he would be willing to call himself “Amazon Cuomo” if the company selected Queens. But the same time, he said New York offered a competitive bid without going “crazy” like some cities had in their proposals.