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Amazon claims social network Parler trying to conceal owners

Apr. 14, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon has accused Parler, the social network known as a conservative alternative to Twitter, of trying to conceal its ownership amid a legal dispute between Amazon and Parler stemming from the U.S. Capitol riots. Angelo Calfo, an attorney representing...

After Amazon: Labor tries to regroup in wake of Alabama loss

Apr. 10, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the strongest public support and the most sympathetic president in years, the American labor movement just suffered a stinging defeat -- again. Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, overwhelmingly voted against joining the Retail,...

Amazon warehouse workers reject union bid in Alabama

Apr. 09, 2021 16:39 PM EDT

Workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama handed the online retail giant a decisive victory when they voted against forming a union and cut off a path that labor activists had hoped would lead to similar efforts throughout the company and beyond. After months of...

Amazon takes early lead as union vote count gets underway

Apr. 08, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

Vote counting in the union push at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, is underway but a winner may not be determined until Friday. By Thursday evening, the count was tilting heavily against the union, with 1,100 workers rejecting it and 463 voting in favor. The...

EXPLAINER: What to know about the Amazon union vote count

Apr. 07, 2021 20:54 PM EDT

Amazon is known for quick delivery. But finding out whether Amazon warehouse workers voted for or against unionizing is going to take some more time. The final day for the nearly 6,000 workers in Bessemer, Alabama, to cast their ballots was more than a week ago. But it...

EXPLAINER: What we know about the Amazon union vote count

Apr. 03, 2021 10:22 AM EDT

If you want your bottle of laundry detergent or shipment of toilet paper, Amazon can get it to your doorstep the next day. But if you want to know how workers at an Amazon warehouse voted on whether or not to unionize, you're going to have to wait. ...

'Lighting a fuse': Amazon vote may spark more union pushes

Mar. 30, 2021 16:14 PM EDT

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. Organizers are pushing for some 6,000 Amazon workers there to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department...

EXPLAINER: What to know about the Amazon union vote

Mar. 29, 2021 10:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are deciding whether they want to form a union, the biggest labor push in the online shopping giant's history. The stakes are high for Amazon. The organizing in Bessemer could set off a chain...

Amazon brings back former executive to run cloud business

Mar. 23, 2021 22:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon said Tuesday that it’s bringing back a former executive to run its cloud-computing unit, which has become the online shopping giant's most profitable business. Adam Selipsky will return to Amazon in May, and then become the head of Amazon Web...

Dems draw on civil rights history to push Amazon union vote

Mar. 05, 2021 18:16 PM EST

BESSEMER, Alabama (AP) — Some Democratic members of Congress and national union leaders on Friday sought to rustle up support for unionizing a massive Amazon facility outside Birmingham, comparing Alabama workers’ organizing campaign to the civil rights movement. Mail...