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Amazon seeks to block mail-in voting for union elections in Alabama
Amazon seeks to block mail-in voting for union elections in Alabama
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Amazon is seeking to block workers planning to unionize from voting by mail, demanding the 5,800 employees at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama to vote in-person. Amazon has requested to block a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that would allow employees to cast ballots by mail.

Regional News • Americas • United States
Biden laid off three Trump appointees on his first day in office
President Biden speaks at an event in Jackson, MS standing in front of an American flag
President Biden speaks at an event in Jackson, MS standing in front of an American flag Credit: The White House (Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 3.0)

President Joe Biden terminated three of Donald Trump's appointees on his first day in office: Michael Pack, the head of the U.S. Agency for Global Media which oversees international broadcaster Voice of America; Kathleen Kraninger, who has been the director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau since 2019; and Peter Robb the National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel.

Regional News • Americas • United States
The U.S. National Labor Relations Board alleges that Google illegally spied on workers before firing them
The U.S. National Labor Relations Board alleges that Google illegally spied on workers before firing them
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According to a complaint to be filed by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Tuesday, Google violated US labor laws by spying on workers who were organizing employee protests, then firing two of them.