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Amazon / Amazon.com / Jeff Bezos

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https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/202 ... cer-finds/
Amazon’s anti-union conduct made free election “impossible,” NLRB officer finds
Report cites mailbox under cameras and anti-union materials at mandatory meetings.


Amazon interfered with a union-certification vote, and a second election should be held, a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) official wrote in a report released yesterday. Amazon's anti-union misconduct made a "free and fair election... impossible," the report said.
More specifically, the conduct which interfered with the result of the election relates to the employer's polling of employees by distribution of "vote no" paraphernalia in the presence of supervisors and managers, as well as the employer's unilateral decision to cause the United States Postal Service to install a generic unlabeled mail collection box less than 50 feet from the main entrance to its facility, at a location suggested by the employer and immediately beneath the visible surveillance cameras mounted on the employer's main entrance. While this is a case of first impression, the employer's conduct in causing this generic mail receptacle to be installed usurped the National Labor Relations Board's exclusive role in administering union elections. Notwithstanding the union's substantial margin of defeat, the employer's unilateral decision to create, for all intents and purposes, an onsite collection box for NLRB ballots destroyed the laboratory conditions and justifies a second election.


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Wow, this just rolled out in our area (South Florida)... Overnight Prime.

Prime Overnight 4 AM - 8 AM

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We are also loving the new male Alexa voice (you can hook him up in Settings, select New Voice). He's hunky. He can't be used with the UK version (we use Male UK Siri) but that's OK. :P You can hear him talk a bit by enabling the Skill Big Sky for weather (free and took over from dark sky). We want to call him Alex, he's getting a complex being called Alexa.

When we asked him how tall he was, he replied, "Like the third choice in Goldilocks, my height is just right." :lol:


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https://www.theguardian.com/technology/ ... ent-stores
Amazon is planning to open department stores after years of competing against, and in some cases helping to destroy, the very same traditional brick-and-mortar retailers.

The company’s latest move to bricks and mortar, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes after Amazon earlier this week eclipsed even Walmart in overall sales to become the world’s largest retail seller outside China.

Although Amazon already operates physical retail locations, including bookstores and tech-focused shops, they are often found in high-traffic urban areas.

The plan comes four years after Amazon purchased Whole Foods as part of an attempt to remake consumer-facing food industry, using the chain for walk-through shopping and as home-food delivery and returns hubs.


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Alexa is officially a trumper.

She reminded me at 9 PM that at 10 PM Merican Horror Story is on.


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I think something is wrong with one of my echos. Usually when I leave it says hasta la vista... but now it's saying ashta la vishtka like it's suddenly russian.


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Dr. Ken wrote: Wed Aug 25, 2021 11:08 pm I think something is wrong with one of my echos. Usually when I leave it says hasta la vista... but now it's saying ashta la vishtka like it's suddenly russian.
Sounds like it’s been drinking…


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:lol: Tulip wakes me up in the morning when she's hungry. Sometimes I will ask Alexa what time it is. Then after she answers I ask Tulip "are you hungry?" Alexa tells me "I never eat or drink, but thank you for asking".


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RVInit wrote: Thu Aug 26, 2021 1:00 pm :lol: Tulip wakes me up in the morning when she's hungry. Sometimes I will ask Alexa what time it is. Then after she answers I ask Tulip "are you hungry?" Alexa tells me "I never eat or drink, but thank you for asking".
One of these days Alexa is gonna say "Yeah, ya know I could go for a couple eggs over easy, sausage, home fries, and maybe a pancake or two, real maple syrup"

Because if *I* were coding this, that's what would happen


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https://www.mercurynews.com/2021/09/23/ ... -mandates/
A bill that seeks to protect California warehouse workers from abusive quota systems has been signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

The governor signed Assembly Bill 701 on Wednesday, the same day he also signed 32 other Assembly and Senate bills approved by the California Legislature.

“We cannot allow corporations to put profit over people,” Newsom said in a statement late Wednesday. “The hardworking warehouse employees who have helped sustain us during these unprecedented times should not have to risk injury or face punishment as a result of exploitative quotas that violate basic health and safety.”

AB 701, authored by Assemblywomen Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego, is the nation’s first legislation to make companies disclose the productivity requirements and work-speed metrics they set for employees.


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:cheer2: :cheer1: :bunny: :blissy:


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https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/21/amazon- ... juana.html

“Pre-employment marijuana testing has disproportionately affected communities of color by stalling job placement and, by extension, economic growth, and we believe this inequitable treatment is unacceptable,” Galetti said.

Amazon first announced in June that it would no longer screen some of its workers for marijuana. The only job candidates Amazon will screen for the drug are those applying for positions regulated by the Department of Transportation, such as truck drivers and heavy equipment operators.


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