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Amazon seeks to block workers from voting by mail in landmark union drive – Amazon News

Amazon is attempting to force workers planning to unionize at an Alabama warehouse to vote in person rather than by mail as it fights off a landmark attempt by its staff to organize.The company is appealing against a ruling by a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) officer to permit 5,800 employees at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, to begin casting ballots by mail to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.The NLRB, the federal agency responsible for enforcing US labor law, favors manual elections but has moved to supporting mail-in ballots during the coronavirus pandemic. Between March and November 2020, 90% of union election representation cases presided by the NLRB were conducted by mail rather than in-person.On Monday the state said there had been 350,988 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Alabama since March and 6,662 confirmed deaths.The appeal was filed on 21 January by attorneys representing Amazon,…

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Amazon Worker’s Reply To Customer’s Complaint Has Internet In Stitches – Amazon News

An Amazon customer service representative’s one-word response has amused many.Twitter users are having a good laugh, thanks to an Amazon employee’s sassy response to a customer trying to track down a misplaced package. Twitter user Lucy Harrison took to the microblogging platform to share the one-word response she received from Amazon customer care service representative Abigail when complaining about a package that apparently got lost in transit. The exchange between Abigail and Lucy has left thousands of Twitter users amused.It all started well enough when the Amazon customer service representative got in touch with Lucy Harrison, whose delivery parcel had been misplaced. “Good Day. I’m Abigail. Am I chatting with Lucy Harrison?” the Amazon employee asked.To this, Lucy responded by getting straight to the point and writing: “The Amazon app says the package was handed to a receptionist. I don’t have a receptionist I just live in a house lol.”Abigail surprised her…

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Reliance pulls Indian shares lower as Amazon tries to block Future deal – Amazon News

BENGALURU, Jan 27 (Reuters) – Indian shares fell on Wednesday, dragged down by heavyweight Reliance Industries, after U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon.com sought to block Future Group’s $3.4 billion retail asset sale to the conglomerate, while pre-Budget jitters also weighed on sentiment.The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index fell 0.78% to 14,127.70, while the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex slipped 0.84% to 47,940.00 by 0522 GMT. Financial markets were closed on Tuesday for a holiday.Shares of Reliance Industries slipped as much as 2.6% to an over one-month low of 1,891.15 rupees, making it the top drag on Nifty.Amazon.com requested an Indian court to enforce a Singapore arbitrator’s order that Reliance’s deal with the Future Group be put on hold, Reuters reported on Monday.Future Retail’s shares fell 5% on the news, after Amazon.com also called for Future Group’s chief executive officer to be detained.“There is some overhang in the markets due to negative global…

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Indian shares slip as Reliance falls after Amazon tries to block Future deal – Amazon News

A broker reacts while trading at his computer terminal at a stock brokerage firm in Mumbai, India, December 11, 2018. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File PhotoBENGALURU (Reuters) – Indian shares opened lower on Wednesday, weighed down by heavyweight Reliance Industries after U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon.com requested a court to block Future Group’s $3.4 billion retail asset sale to the conglomerate.The blue-chip NSE Nifty 50 index fell 0.57% to 14,157.30, while the benchmark S&P BSE Sensex slipped 0.56% to 48,059.52 by 0353 GMT.Shares of Reliance Industries slipped 1.96% and was the top drag on the Nifty.Future Retail opened 4.9% lower after Amazon.com asked the Delhi High Court to enforce a Singapore arbitrator’s decision and also called for Future Group’s chief executive officer to be detained.Investors are also eyeing a slew of corporate results due later in the day, including private sector lender Axis Bank and consumer giant Hindustan Unilever.Reporting by Philip George in Bengaluru;…

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Amazon Invests in Cleaner Fuel for Shipping – Amazon News

File image By The Maritime Executive 01-26-2021 10:55:00 Amazon’s climate pledge fund has joined Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and three venture-capital partners in a funding round for Infinium Holdings, a startup focused on making synthetic hydrocarbon fuels from industrial CO2 sources and green hydrogen.  Like other electrofuel ventures, Infinium seeks to produce high-energy-density products that are compatible with existing diesel engines and jet turbines. Its process takes a captured stream of CO2 from an industrial source – which today would be emitted directly into the atmosphere – and recombines it with green hydrogen in a chemical reaction to produce a liquid hydrocarbon fuel. This product could be burned in the same way as any standard refined petroleum product, like bunker fuel or over-the-road diesel, generating energy and releasing the captured CO2. When the hydrogen used in this process is generated using renewable electricity sources like solar or wind, the process results…

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City approves Amazon project initiatives – Amazon News

During Tuesday’s virtual regular session the Amarillo City Council approved a trio of agenda items that moved the city closer to finalizing details of a project that could yield an Amazon non-sortable fulfillment center here. City council members adopted on second reading Ordinance 7901, which designates certain areas of the city as Reinvestment Zone 12 for commercial and industrial tax abatement in the vicinity of NE 24th Street and Loop 335 – involving approximately 100.39 acres. Amarillo Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Kevin Carter previously noted local governments often use tax abatements to attract new industry and commercial enterprises and encourage the retention and development of existing businesses.Others are reading: Amarillo leads nation in COVID-19 vaccine distribution, according to national nonprofit organizationAdditionally, the city council approved a tax abatement agreement between the city, Happy Horizons Properties L.P., ET Amarillo LLC and Amazon.com Services LLC. According to the Agenda Item Summary, project highlights include:- Construction of a new one million square foot facility on 110.39 acres…

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Bowman confirms $40 million Amazon.com center at AllianceFlorida – Amazon News

City Council member Aaron Bowman said at the close of the Council meeting Jan. 26 that the new Westside Amazon.com center will be a $40 million project that creates 200 jobs. Bowman, the District 3 Council representative, is senior vice president of business development of JAX Chamber. He referred to an announcement of the 280,000-square-foot facility, although the Seattle-based retailer has not issued a news release about it. His comments came four days after the city approved foundation construction Jan. 22 for an Amazon facility at AllianceFlorida at Cecil Commerce Center at a cost of $2.7 million. The Conlan Co. is the contractor for the foundation to support a concrete tilt-up, single-story warehouse with an office and break room in the West Jacksonville business park. Jacksonville City Council member Aaron Bowman. The 278,237-square-foot center is in development at 13450 Waterworks St. on Parcel F at southwest POW-MIA Memorial Parkway and…

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AMAZON WATCH » BlackRock’s Big Problem Responds to Larry Fink’s 2021 Letters – Amazon News

Amazon Watch For more information, contact: Moira Birss at moira@amazonwatch.org or +1.510.394.2041 Ada Recinos at ada@amazonwatch.org or +1.510.473.7542 Oakland, CA – Today, BlackRock released CEO Larry Fink’s annual letter to CEOs as well as a letter to its clients. The letters spelled out the next steps the world’s largest asset manager will be taking to address the climate crisis. With close to US$9 trillion in assets under management, BlackRock has expansive power and responsibility to push for a sustainable future. While today’s letters indicated several steps in the right direction for the financial giant, it falls short of the visionary financial leadership that is needed to meet the scale and urgency of the climate crisis. Partners within the BlackRock’s Big Problem network, a coalition of environmental, investor, and grassroots advocacy organizations, issued the following statements: Diana Best, Senior Strategist, The Sunrise Project: “It’s important that the world’s largest financial institution…

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The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Tuesday – Amazon News

Arielle Tschinkel Published 8:58 p.m. ET Jan. 26, 2021 | Updated 8:58 p.m. ET Jan. 26, 2021— Recommendations are independently chosen by Reviewed’s editors. Purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission.If the humdrum of Tuesday has got you feeling the winter blues, you’re not alone. Thankfully, Amazon has just the thing to brighten up your day! Yep, we’re talking deals galore on must-have items across tons of categories. Get expert shopping advice delivered to your phone. Sign up for text message alerts from the deal-hunting nerds at Reviewed.That means a $53 savings on a top-rated portable home gym package and 55% off the USB charger you’ve been needing to keep your devices running and at the ready——you’ll even save on Valentine’s Day gifts! Below, find our top Amazon sale finds on tech essentials, fitness equipment and beloved kitchen goodies, before they’re gone.1. Save $53: This all-in-one portable home gym packageNow that at-home workouts have become the…

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Amanda Gorman’s books don’t come out for months, but they’re already Amazon bestsellers – Amazon News

Charles Trepany, USA TODAY Published 8:32 p.m. ET Jan. 26, 2021 CLOSE Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Garth Brooks and poet Amanda Gorman all delivered memorable performances Wednesday at the Biden inauguration. USA TODAYAmanda Gorman — a Harvard grad, National Youth Poet Laureate and the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history — has another title to add to her resume: bestselling author.In the wake of her history-making performance at the inauguration of President Joe Biden earlier this month, the 22-year-old poet’s upcoming books have already become bestsellers on Amazon, even though they aren’t due for release for several more months.”I AM ON THE FLOOR MY BOOKS ARE #1 & #2 ON AMAZON AFTER 1 DAY!” Gorman tweeted on Jan. 20, hours after reading her original poem, “The Hill We Climb,” on Inauguration Day. “Thank you so much to everyone for supporting me and my words. As Yeats put it: ‘For words alone are certain good: Sing, then.'”And the books seem to have stayed at…

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COVID protection: Buy N95, KN95 face masks on Amazon and other online retailers here – Amazon News

Check out these N95 and KN95 masks available online now during the coronavirus pandemic.If you’re looking to increase your protection while you’re out in public, check out the list of N95 and KN95 face masks available for purchase online now.“An N95 mask offers more protection than a surgical mask does because it can filter out both large and small particles when the wearer inhales,” according to the Mayo Clinic. “As the name indicates, the mask is designed to block 95% of very small particles.”Of note: KN95 masks aren’t regulated the same way N95 masks are in the U.S. and may not provide the same protection, though they’re likely more effective than a surgical mask. The CDC published a list of NIOSH-approved N95 respirators and the FDA has a list of non-NIOSH-approved KN95 respirator models approved for emergency use during the COVID-19 public health emergency.Here are N95 and KN95 face masks…

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