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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A Tiny Alabama Company Owns More Gas Wells Than Exxon

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A Birmingham-based oil and gas producer called Diversified Energy has built its business model on buying up old, low-producing gas wells which are spewing out methane, reporting from Bloomberg shows.

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.

Alabama rush TikToks are huge, but they also remind us of sororities' racist, elitist culture

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If you were scrolling TikTok at all this past week, it's likely that your For You Page was at some point taken over by college freshmen at the University of Alabama, most of them showing off their outfits of the day (OOTDs). And why do we care so much about Alabama's?

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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

‘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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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

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Weather Twitter is abuzz with storm warnings.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Wishing Harm to Anti-Vaxxers and Climate Deniers Won’t Solve Anything

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Alabama’s Republican Gov. I’ve been noticing a disturbing trend in how people are talking about covid-19. As vaccines have become widely available in the U.S., people are treating the unvaccinated with scorn and anger.