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.

Historic Amazon unionization effort seems to have failed in Alabama

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While the vote is ongoing, Amazon has gained the number of "no" votes needed to defeat the unionization effort at its fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama.

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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

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.

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.

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.

Alabama principal made a perfect 'Can't Touch This' coronavirus parody for students

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Lee, the principal at Childersburg High School in Alabama, dropped a parody music video set to MC Hammer's 1990 jam, "U Can't Touch This.". Another day, another fresh song parody from a high school principal. This time, it's a catchy tune all about the coronavirus.

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.

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.

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

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 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 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 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.

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.”

He said he was asleep at time of wife's murder. His health app said otherwise.

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An Alabama man found that out the hard way this week when he was sentenced on Monday to 16 years in prison for killing his wife. While not necessarily impartial , your smartphone is one hell of an observer.

Intense videos show Hurricane Sally hit the Gulf Coast hard

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After intensifying into a Category 2 hurricane , Sally made landfall on the Alabama coast Wednesday morning. Hurricane Sally — one of a record number of storms that have formed so far in the Atlantic this year — is pummeling parts of the Gulf Coast.

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.

Weather experts warn of imminent brutal storms, violent tornadoes in the South

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Weather Twitter is abuzz with storm warnings.

Amazon-owned Twitch took down Amazon's anti-union ads

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According to More Perfect Union , the bright, talking head-style ads appeared in Twitch streams in Alabama — a state where several thousand Amazon workers are currently voting on whether to unionise. It looks as though there's some dissent in Bezos' ranks.

As Amazon union vote starts, AFL-CIO's tech think tank considers future of labor

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On Monday in Alabama, more than 5,800 of them will be able to vote on whether to become the first Amazon warehouse in the United States to unionize. Amazon revealed on its latest earnings call that it controls the fates of 1.3 million employees, not counting temporary workers.

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.

56 years later, activists and leaders remember Selma's Bloody Sunday

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On that March day in 1965, Lewis and more than 600 marchers crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge along Route 80 in Selma, Alabama. On March 7, 1965 — 56 years ago — the late John Lewis led one of the most pivotal demonstrations in American Civil Rights history.

People are really into the DNC's virtual roll call. Maybe it can stay?

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Running in alphabetical order starting with Alabama and ending with Biden's home state of Delaware right at the end, viewers were treated to a bona fide cornucopia of background staging choices behind each state representative. It's just like Eurovision, but with more calamari.

WornOnTV: The charming fashion blog tracking all your favorite TV outfits

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The show is set in the small fictional town of Bluebell, Alabama, it has a stacked cast led by Rachel Bilson, and it crucially features one of the greatest wardrobes I've ever seen on television. Once a month at the very least, I get nostalgic for the 2011 dramedy, Hart of Dixie.

Hundreds of Amazon Drivers Agree That They Deserve a Union in an Informal Driver-Led Survey

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In just a few short years, Amazon’s warehouse workers have gone from suffering in silence to jobsite walkouts in Minnesota and more recently a full-blown union vote in Alabama.

Transfr raises $12M Series A to bring virtual reality to manufacturing-plant floors

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Most notably, though, is Transfr’s recent work in Alabama. The company is behind a statewide initiative in Alabama where its software is being used in the community college system and industrial workforce commission for re-skilling purposes.

VR Simulation Teaches Canadian Children The Importance Of Road Safety

VRScout

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s UAB’s Youth Safety Lab previously developed a 360-degree VR experience for Google Cardboard headsets in which children could practice road safety in the classroom. The University of Guelph introduces a VR program that could drastically improve a child’s safety while crossing busy streets.

Virtual Music Festival ‘Lost Horizon’ Brought Glastonbury To Life In VR For Two Glorious Days

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Fatboy Slim, Carl Cox, Noisia, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Frank Turner, Alabama 3, and Coldcut; just some of the many many acts that performed live on stage as either a 2D green screen hologram or a custom 3D avatar.

A Year of Saying Goodbye

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A 15 year old boy from northern Alabama spoke with poise about his great-grandfather dying. Once a Week, Every Week, in VR The Black Lady Theatre closed, March 2020, Collin Knopp-Schwyn , on Wikimedia It was pretty obvious that we’d all be losing so much so fast we wouldn’t be able to keep up.

Future NFL 1st-Rounder Deshaun Watson Trained To Pick Up Blitzes In VR

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Watson and Clemson took on the University of Alabama in the most recent title game and, when facing the blitz from the defending champs in the final quarter, Watson completed 6 of 7 passes with two touchdowns. “I While the NFL may be waiting on mobile device improvements before further incorporating VR into its broadcasts, the league is opening up its virtual doors for improvements in other areas.

EON Reality Presents at Nordic VR Forum

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At the 2018 edition of the Nordic VR Forum, EON Reality Norway didn’t just attend Hamar’s distinguished virtual reality conference but also presented the “ Jesper on Wheels ” project to an eager crowd. With hundreds of attendees from 10 different nations and even more viewers following along with the event’s livestreams online, the annual event proved successful in every way.

360 Short Film ‘Step to the Line’ Published as Part of Oculus’ VR for Good Initiative

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When I was in Alabama two months ago as part of my ‘Year of Travel’ challenge, one of the most powerful experiences for me was meeting Anthony Ray Hinton, a man who was exonerated and released after 30 years on death row. Mark Zuckerberg recently posted the 360 film Step to the Line on his Facebook page , which highlights the challenges of living with the criminal justice system in the US, on both sides of the prison wall.

Hands-On: Riff VR Has Potential To Realize A Full Rock Band VR Vision, But Not Yet

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Since the game has such an excellent soundtrack of songs I already know by heart (Final Countdown by Europe, I Was Made For Loving You by KISS, Sweet Home Alabama by Lynyrd Skynyrd, and several others) it was fun to just jump right in and belt out the words. When I reviewed Rock Band VR last year, I loved what the team at Harmonix did to bring the feeling of playing a guitar, on-stage, in front of a live audience to VR headsets.

Scale Learning and Teaching for the Online Classroom

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At EON Reality, we are working at lightning speed to help classrooms around the world transition safely and effectively to an online classroom. As we shift towards preparing for tomorrow it is now more important than ever to build resilience into our online classrooms.

Smart Nations Powered By Augmented Virtual Reality

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