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Economy Apr 09Amazon secures enough votes to block labor union in Alabama
Amazon crossed the threshold to secure a majority of votes, with 1,798 warehouse workers rejecting the union and 738 voting in favor, according to the National Labor Relations Board, which is overseeing the process.
Economy Apr 05Labor board says Amazon illegally fired outspoken workers
Both employees worked at Amazon offices in Seattle and publicly criticized the company, pushing it to do more to reduce its impact on climate change and to better protect warehouse workers from the coronavirus.
Economy Mar 30Amazon vote may spark more union pushes
What happens inside a warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama could have major implications not just for the country's second-largest employer but the labor movement at large.
Economy Mar 12Black Lives Matter backs Amazon union push in Alabama
The advocacy group plans to hold an event Saturday near the warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, making it the latest high-profile supporter of the union push, the biggest in Amazon's nearly 30-year history.
Arts Feb 25Mr. Potato Head gets new gender-neutral name
Hasbro said Mr. Potato Head, which has been around for about 70 years, needed a modern makeover.
Economy Feb 12Amazon faces biggest union push in its history
Amazon, whose profits and revenues have skyrocketed during the pandemic, has campaigned hard to convince workers that a union will only suck money from their paycheck with little benefit.
Economy Feb 02Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, will step down as CEO
Amazon said he'll be replaced in the fall by Andy Jassy, who runs Amazon's cloud business. Bezos will then become the company's executive chairman.
Economy Dec 24America’s jobless meet a bleak holiday season
Millions of Americans have been jobless since the viral pandemic ripped through the U.S. economy in March, triggering a deep recession and causing widespread unemployment.
Economy Nov 17Toilet paper limits, empty shelves are back as virus surges
A surge of new coronavirus cases in the U.S. is sending people back to stores to stockpile again, leaving shelves bare and forcing retailers to put limits on purchases.
Economy Nov 17Amazon opens online pharmacy, disrupting another industry
The move propels Amazon into a new business and could shake up the pharmacy industry. Big chains like CVS and Walgreens rely on their pharmacies to bring them a steady flow of shoppers who stop by frequently to pick up…