Inspired by Alabama Coworkers, Amazon Employees Nationwide Begin Union Talks: Report

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A slew of Amazon workers in Baltimore, New Orleans, Portland, Denver, and Southern California are looking into unionizing, emboldened by their Alabama coworkers’ high-profile union campaign , Bloomberg reported Friday.

Alabama Coal Mine Seems to Be Leaking Pollution While Its Workers Are on Strike

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Amazon Warehouse Employees in Alabama Will Vote to Unionize

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Nearly 6,000 employees at a Bessemer, Alabama, fulfillment center will soon be able to vote on whether to unionize; mail-in ballots are to be submitted by March 29, and the National Labor Relations Board… Read more

Amazon's Alabama Workers Are Getting a Second Chance to Unionize

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Bessemer, Alabama warehouse workers will get a second shot at a union election, the National Labor Relations Board has decided. It found that Amazon shot itself in the foot by interfering with the election, even beyond its considerable leverage to influence workers. Read more.

Multiple Tornadoes Tear Through Alabama, Shutting Down Amazon Warehouse

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Authorities reported several injuries and fatalities in Alabama as tornadoes tore through the Birmingham metro area on Thursday. The storms, which come on the heels of roughly 50 tornadoes that hit the region last week, left flattened homes and extensive property damage in their wake.

Alabama Amazon Workers Could Become the First in the Nation To Unionize

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Warehouse workers in an Alabama Amazon facility could soon become the first unionized workers employed by the retail giant after federal regulators greenlit a National Labor Relations Board election on Wednesday.

Amazon Fails to Stall Unionization Vote in Alabama

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A last-ditch attempt by Amazon to delay a vote on unionization at one of its larger warehouses has failed, paving the way for the first serious effort to organize workers at the tech giant since a failed attempt in Delaware in 2014. Read more.

Emails Show Amazon Pressured USPS to Install Mailbox at Alabama Warehouse Ahead of Union Vote

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Amazon reportedly pressured the United States Postal Service to expedite the installation of a mailbox outside of its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse ahead of a high-profile union vote, a move union supporters argue is a blatant tactic to intimidate employees.

Largest Cave Art in North America Discovered in Alabama

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A team of researchers scanned the roof of a limestone cave in Alabama and discovered several massive Native American mud glyphs that are estimated to be about 1,500 years old.

Union Moves for Results of Amazon Vote in Alabama to Be Invalidated

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A litany of allegations about Amazon’s anti-union offensive today comes from the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU).

Degrees of the Future 2022: Environmental Engineering

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Amazon: If Workers Want a Union So Bad, They Can Attend a Superspreader Event

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3d publishing amazon publishing retailers bessemer alabama companies criticism of amazon amazon worker organizationAmazon has a message for its workers: if you want to unionize so badly, you’ll need to risk catching the coronavirus to do it. Read more.

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Google Eases Ad Restrictions for Abortion Pill Providers After Roe

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Twitch Pulls Its Parent Company's Union-Busting Ads

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While around 5,800 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama vote on whether to unionize, Amazon has been trying to win over hearts and minds with a slew of ham-handed anti-union propaganda in their warehouse bathroom stalls, on their phones, and now on the Amazon-owned streaming service Twitch.

Kids in the U.S. and Europe Are Coming Down With Mysterious Liver Damage

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NASA progressing on next-generation rocket, but will it make 2021 launch?

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The Artemis I adapter has been shipped from Alabama to Florida. News Artemis breaking twitter NASA space Space Launch System

Doctors Transplant Two Pig Kidneys at Once Into a Human

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This week, a team at the University of Alabama said they were able to transplant two kidneys from a genetically modified pig into a brain-dead patient, a step beyond previous experiments that transplanted only one pig kidney.

Rare ‘Earthgrazer’ Meteor Flew 186 Miles Over 3 States

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Skywatchers in Georgia and Alabama were treated to a glorious light show this Tuesday when a rare earthgrazing meteor zoomed across the night sky. Read more.

Amazon's Already Busted Out Its Anti-Union Playbook in Staten Island

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We’ve heard allegations that it threatened Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse workers with shutting down the warehouse amid their attempt to unionize. A bootstrap Amazon unionization effort is underway in Staten Island, and lo and behold, Amazon is firing up the union-busting campaign early.

Transfr Secures $12M Series A Financing to Scale Immersive VR Job Training Platform

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With record high unemployment, it’s becoming even more important to provide a path for jobseekers to learn new skills fast and retain them more easily.

The Official US Civil Rights Trail Book Adds AR Experience to Engage the Young Generations

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This idea inspired Lee Sentell, Alabama Tourism Department Director, to create the US Civil Rights Trail in 2004. You can purchase the official US Civil Rights Trail book on the This Is Alabama website. History must be known by everyone, so we do not repeat its mistakes.

What's The Weirdest Robocall You've Ever Received?

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A guy in Alabama had apparently used my account to buy an iPhone, and I needed to send over some details to dispute the charges. Earlier today, some random person with a random Los Angeles-based area code number called my phone with some terrible news: My Amazon account had been hacked.

The Majority of Amazon's Bessemer Workers Cast Ballots, Results of the Union Election Are on Their Way

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Breaking from Alabama: We are this much closer to learning the results of the historic union election at Amazon’s Bessemer, AL warehouse. The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWDSU) reports that the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has received 3,125 ballots.

Amazon Says Those Twitter Accounts Are Fake, Which We Can All Agree On

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As Amazon employees in Bessemer, Alabama near a ballot count for their union election, Amazon is engaged in another sweep of last-ditch efforts to salvage the company’s reputation as a GREAT workplace and it made another thwarted attempt to micro-monitor the ballot count.

Amazon Union Vote Fails in Bessemer, as Union Calls for Investigation

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Amazon has won the first round in its fight to squash a union in its Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse.

Amazon Workers Should Get Do-Over on Union Vote According to NLRB Official: Report

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An official at the National Labor Relations Board has recommended workers at Amazon’s Bessemer warehouse in Alabama be allowed to vote again on unionization after the formation of a union was rejected in April.

Biden Warns Amazon to Stop Intimidating Warehouse Workers Ahead of Union Vote

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Joe Biden has effectively endorsed ongoing unionization efforts at an Amazon facility in the state of Alabama and warned the e-commerce giant that its efforts to shut down the drive must involve “no intimidation, no coercion, no threats, no anti-union propaganda.”

Finally Something Amazon Can Be Proud Of: A Unionization Vote

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Today, 5,800 Alabama warehouse workers have been sent mail-in ballots and can begin voting on whether to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU). At long last, Amazon has a unionization vote on its hands, the first and only since 2014.

It Doesn't Need to Be This Hard

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A few people have asked me when we’re going to hear the results of the Bessemer, Alabama union election. The short answer is maybe next week. The long answer, factoring in appeals and litigation, is maybe months. Read more.

Space Force Using Holodeck-like VR For Medical Training

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According to Dorsch, SimX’s VR medical training program will be used at the new Special Operations Center for Medical Integration and Development (SOCMID); a collaboration between the University of Alabama-Birmingham and the U.S. SimX secures a $2.5M

‘BRINK Traveler’ Takes You on Photorealistic Hikes in VR, Coming to Quest & Steam September 9th

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BRINK Traveler is a VR travel app that, thanks to some detailed photogrammetry, offers up realistic 3D locations for you to hike through and learn about along the way. Brink Traveler offers up 18 different places to hike around which span a dozen locations.

Journey to Freedom and Equality: How an AR Experience Makes History Come Alive

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Trouble in Alabama. During their stop in Atlanta, the Freedom Riders learned that trouble was brewing in Alabama. When they arrived in Anniston, Alabama, the group was met with violence by members of the Ku Klux Klan, led by William Chappell.

EON Reality and Talladega College Create New Knowledge Metaverse Hub

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IRVINE, CA, May 10, 2022 – EON Reality, the international leader in Augmented and Virtual Reality-based knowledge and skills transfer for industry and education, announces a new partnership with Talladega College to bring the knowledge metaverse to Alabama.

Social VR Movie Platform Bigscreen Streaming Critically-Acclaimed Film ‘Selma’ For Free

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The Selma to Montgomery march was organized in response to the murder of Jimmie Lee Jackson , an African American veteran and civil rights activist who was unarmed, was beaten and then shot by Alabama State Troopers during what was supposed to be a peaceful voting rights march.

Coal Miners Go on Strike and Fox News Goes Silent

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Early Tuesday morning, dozens of mineworkers from Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal Mine headed to New York City’s financial district. There, they protested outside the Wall Street firms that own controlling shares of their employer, including BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm.

Staten Island warehouse workers just voted to form the first Amazon union

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Votes are currently being counted for a second Amazon unionization effort in Bessemer, Alabama. But perhaps now, those workers in favor of unionizing in Alabama have reason to hope. The odds were never in their favor, but hot damn, they did it.

Black employees at Tesla raise new allegations of racism in the workplace

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Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama get to re-vote on unionizing This reporting comes after a San Francisco court found in Oct. Accusations of workplace racism against Tesla aren’t going away anytime soon.