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Investor Pushes Alphabet for Whistleblowing Review
  + stars: | 2021-04-13 | by ( Mengqi Sun | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +4 min
An investment group is again pushing Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. to assess the effectiveness of its internal whistleblowing program, saying recent incidents suggest the company may have potential internal cultural or ethics problems. For the second year in a row, Trillium Asset Management LLC submitted a shareholder proposal to Alphabet asking the tech giant’s board to oversee a third-party review of the effectiveness of the company’s whistleblower policies in protecting human rights. Newsletter Sign-up Risk and Compliance Journal Our Morning Risk Report features insights and news on governance, risk and compliance. Whistleblowing hasn’t been a priority for investors focused on environmental, social and corporate governance issues, but it falls on the list, Ms. Minow said. “ESG is all about risk management,” she said, “and whistleblowing is right in the middle of that.”Trillium submitted a similar shareholder proposal for the 2020 Alphabet shareholder meeting, which received about 5% of shareholder votes at the meeting in June.
Persons: , Jonas Kron, Google surveilled, Timnit, Jeff Dean, Gebru’s, Nell Minow, , Whistleblowing hasn’t, Minow, Mr, Kron Organizations: Inc, Trillium Asset Management, Trillium, National Labor Relations Board, Google, Street, Investment, ” Trillium, ValueEdge Advisors Locations: Boston
A Tate's employee threatened union sympathizers and said he was a gang member, sources told Insider. The same anti-union employee "told us we need to bring him the ballots we get in the mail," he said. The anti-union employee called the police on a union officialLubrano also told Insider that the anti-union employee threatened him with physical harm. The anti-union employee denies claims that he identified himself as a gang memberTwo workers told Insider that the anti-union employee had previously identified himself as a gang member. The anti-union employee says the union threatened him — not the other way aroundReached by phone, the anti-union employee denied the allegations against him.
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Live The U.S. is Losing $1 Trillion Annually to Tax Cheats: Live Updates S&P 500 - % Dow - % Nasdaq - %Tax cheats cost the U.S. $1 trillion per year, I.R.S chief says. Consumer prices rose in March at their fastest pace in nearly nine years, an increase that may fuel inflation fears but that likely overstates the extent of the acceleration. Prices at the pump drove the increase: Gasoline prices rose 9.1 percent in March. Core inflation, which ignores volatile food and energy prices, rose 0.3 percent, up from 0.1 percent in February. Oil prices rose.
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Amazon has released its official response to the results of the union election at its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse — in which employees voted against forming the company's first-ever union. A total 55% of the warehouse's 5,800-strong workforce took part in the union election. Our employees heard far more anti-Amazon messages from the union, policymakers, and media outlets than they heard from us," Amazon said. "We demand a comprehensive investigation over Amazon's behavior in corrupting this election," RWDSU president, Stuart Appelbaum, said in a statement. Pro-union Amazon employees told Insider about the various tactics Amazon deployed to convince its employees to vote no, including mandatory anti-union meetings, sending employees texts, and putting up anti-union signs in the bathrooms.
Persons: Amazon, Stuart Appelbaum, Bernie Sanders, Insider's Kate Taylor, Read, There's, we've, We're, there's, we're, who's Organizations: Amazon, Workers, unionizing, Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union, National Labor Relations Board, Washington Post, US Postal Service, NLRB, Labor Locations: Bessemer, Alabama, U.S, www.amazonfctours.com
The union working with employees will file objections against Amazon's "blatantly illegal actions." Companies are accused of illegal union activity in more than 41% of union drives, according to data. The RWDSU is the union that Amazon workers would join if they vote in favor of a union. According to experts, the battle between Amazon and the RWDSU is playing out like many other union drives. Companies are accused of illegal anti-union activity in more than 40% of union drivesCharges are filed accusing employers of illegal anti-union activity in 41.5% of all union election campaigns, according to the Economic Policy Institute.
Persons: Amazon's, RWDSU, Stuart Appelbaum, Read, Appelbaum, EPI, John Logan, Celine McNicholas, , McNicholas Organizations: Amazon, Wholesale, Department Store Union, National Labor Relations Board, gaslight, US Postal Service, Washington Post, USPS, Economic, Institute, San Francisco State University, Economic Policy Institute Locations: Bessemer , Alabama, Bessemer, Alabama
Union leaders had hoped the campaign just outside Birmingham would spark a new era of worker activism, but instead it has illustrated the continued challenges facing the labor movement. But some warehouse workers involved in the Bessemer battle pointed to other shortcomings in the union drive. In each of those cases, as at Amazon, union leaders bet that workers unhappy with wages and working conditions would jump at the chance to have a union go toe-to-toe with management. The retail workers’ union struggled in Bessemer with some of the same challenges that carmakers previously hurled at the auto workers’ union, known as the UAW. Plott, one of the former Amazon workers, said, “You might be in that area for hours and not see a soul.”
Persons: Dustin Chambers, unionize, ’ Denean, , they’re, carmakers, Harry Johnson, Morgan, Lewis, Bockius, , Mark Pearce, Obama, Pearce, Joe Biden, Democratic Sen, Bernie Sanders of, Mike, Andy Levin Organizations: Reuters, REUTERS, Union, Wholesale, Department Store Union, U.S . Labor Department, Private, Nissan Motor Co, Volkswagen AG, Boeing Co, Amazon, UAW . Car, UAW, Companies, U.S . National Labor Relations Board, Democratic, . Postal Service, Twitter Locations: Bessemer , Alabama, U.S, Birmingham, Bessemer, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Michigan, Plott
Amazon union drive facing long odds as final votes counted
  + stars: | 2021-04-09 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) - The union hoping to change U.S. labor history by organizing Amazon.com warehouse employees in Alabama faces a steep uphill slog when vote counting resumes on Friday. Some 1,100 ballots were voted against forming a union, with 463 ballots in favor. Lawyers for Amazon and the union were allowed to question ballots on suspicion of tampering, a voter’s eligibility and other issues. The union says there have been hundreds of contested ballots, making it unclear the number of votes needed to declare a winner. Amazon has said it is following all NLRB rules and wants employees to understand each side of the contest, and that the RWDSU does not represent a majority of its employees’ views.
Persons: Dustin Chambers Organizations: Reuters, REUTERS, U.S . Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wholesale, Department Store Union, National Labor Relations Board, Amazon, NLRB Locations: Alabama, Bessemer , Alabama, U.S, Bessemer, America
Ballot counting resumes in union election at Amazon.com
  + stars: | 2021-04-09 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) -Ballot counting resumed Friday in a union election at an Amazon.com warehouse in Alabama, with the union that hopes to change U.S. labor history well behind in the vote count. Some 1,200 voted against forming a union, with more than 490 ballots in favor. Lawyers for Amazon and the union were allowed to question ballots on suspicion of tampering, a voter’s eligibility and other issues. The union says there have been hundreds of contested ballots, making it unclear the number of votes needed to declare a winner. The company has said it wants as many of its employees to vote as possible.
Organizations: Reuters, U.S . Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wholesale, Department Store Union, National Labor Relations Board, Amazon, NLRB Locations: Alabama, Bessemer, America
Union appears headed to defeat in Amazon.com election
  + stars: | 2021-04-09 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
(Reuters) -Ballot counting resumed Friday in a union election at an Amazon.com warehouse in Alabama, with the union that hopes to change U.S. labor history well behind in the vote count. More than 1,400 voted against forming a union, with some 600 ballots in favor. Lawyers for Amazon and the union were allowed to question ballots on suspicion of tampering, a voter’s eligibility and other issues. The union says there have been hundreds of contested ballots, making it unclear the number of votes needed to declare a winner. The company has said it wants as many of its employees to vote as possible.
Organizations: Reuters, Wholesale, Department Store Union, National Labor Relations Board, U.S . Bureau of Labor Statistics, Amazon, NLRB Locations: Alabama, Bessemer, America
Slideshow ( 3 images )According to the latest unofficial tally, 1,798 voted against forming a union, with 738 ballots in favor. A simple majority is needed for victory, but both sides have the right to challenge the eligibility of ballots. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), which is trying to organize the Amazon employees, said it is filing objections, charging that Amazon interfered with the right of its Bessemer, Alabama employees to vote. The vote count followed more than a week of challenges to ballots during closed-door proceedings that could influence the final result. Lawyers for Amazon and the union were allowed to question ballots on suspicion of tampering, a voter’s eligibility and other issues.
Organizations: Reuters, Union, Wholesale, Department Store Union, Amazon, National Labor Relations Board, U.S . Bureau of Labor Statistics, NLRB, U.S . Postal Service Locations: Alabama, Birmingham, U.S, The U.S, Bessemer, America
The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) is seeking to represent a bargaining unit of nearly 6,000 workers, which would be the first at an Amazon warehouse in the United States. After the election, RWDSU has the same legal options as Amazon: it could challenge the eligibility of individual voters or allege that coercive conduct by Amazon tainted the election. But Amazon would have to prove that any misconduct was likely to convince workers to vote in favor of the union or abstain. If RWDSU still prevails, Amazon could then refuse to bargain with the union. CAN AMAZON SHUT DOWN THE BESSEMER WAREHOUSE?
Persons: RWDSU, Roger King, Organizations: Reuters, National Labor Relations Board, Inc, Wholesale, Department Store Union, IF AMAZON, Amazon, NLRB, HR, Association Locations: Bessemer , Alabama, Alabama, United States, Bessemer, Mississippi
Amazon Workers in Alabama Vote Against Forming a Union
  + stars: | 2021-04-09 | by ( Sebastian Herrera | ) www.wsj.com + 0.78   time to read: +1 min
With 72% of ballots counted, about 71% of the Bessemer, Ala., warehouse workers voted against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, according to a Wall Street Journal tally of votes. The number of votes against a union exceeds 1608, the total needed to reach a majority of the 3,215 mail-in ballots sent in by workers. Each side has about a week to contest results before the NLRB certifies the outcome, and the union is expected to appeal the vote and accuse Amazon of violating legal restrictions governing unionization campaigns. Amazon has said it followed the law in its communication with employees before and during the election. They also compared the wealth of Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos to the experience of hourly warehouse workers.
Persons: Jeff Bezos Organizations: Inc, Wall, Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union, National Labor Relations Board, NLRB, Amazon Locations: Alabama, Bessemer, Ala, U.S
Amazon Workers Reject a Union
  + stars: | 2021-04-09 | by ( The Editorial Board | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
For five months the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union pitched itself as a savior to employees at an Amazon warehouse in Alabama, but the workers have now said no thanks. Voting ran for nearly two months until March 29, giving workers ample time to consider their choice. President Biden told workers “your health, your safety, higher wages” were on the line in a video, a rare intervention in a union vote by a sitting President. Sen. Bernie Sanders addressed employees at the warehouse, urging them to “take on the wealthiest guy in the world,” a reference to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. But he might pay more attention to workers if he wants the GOP to be the working-class party.
Persons: Stuart Appelbaum, , Biden, Sen, Bernie Sanders, Jeff Bezos, Florida Republican Sen, Marco Rubio Organizations: Wholesale, Department Store Union, National Labor Relations Board, Big Labor, Amazon, Florida Republican, GOP Locations: Alabama, Amazon’s, Bessemer, United States, Florida
Live Amazon Union Vote Results Will Continue Friday Morning: Live UpdatesThe vote count in the Amazon unionization bid will resume Friday morning. Unofficial Tally of Amazon Warehouse Unionization Votes 1,608 yes votes are needed for the union to win today. Advertisement Continue reading the main storyScammers are selling false and stolen vaccine cards. Last week, 45 state attorneys general banded together to call on Twitter, Shopify and eBay to stop the sale of false and stolen vaccine cards. By January, sales of false vaccine cards started picking up, Mr. Khalifah said.
Persons: Bob Miller, , Biden, Sophia June, Karen Weise, Tom Jamieson, Jim MacDougall, Georgia Pacquette, Revolut, JPMorgan Chase, Dr, Dan Wang, Wang, , ” Revolut, Saoud Khalifah, Sheera Frenkel, Etsy, Khalifah Organizations: Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union, The New York, The New York Times, Amazon Warehouse, New York Times, National Labor Relations Board’s, Amazon, Labor, unionizing, Lawmakers, Democratic, Democrats, JPMorgan, Ford Motor, Target, Spotify, Tech, Facebook, Google, Apple, Columbia Business School, eBay, Twitter, Disease Control Locations: Bessemer, Ala, Birmingham, United States, Alabama, British, London, Georgia, Spain, Caribbean, New York, Slack
Supply chain problems hit cars and ... ketchup packets
  + stars: | 2021-04-09 | by ( Julia Horowitz | Cnn Business | ) edition.cnn.com + 0.00   time to read: +7 min
A version of this story first appeared in CNN Business' Before the Bell newsletter. You can sign up right hereLondon (CNN Business) The price of General Motors ( GM ) cars is going up, and ketchup packets have become impossible to find. But my CNN Business colleague Chris Isidore reports that supplies of vehicles at dealerships are getting extremely tight. See here: America is dealing with a shortage of ketchup packets after experiencing a boost in to-go orders. Disney Parks Chairman Josh D'Amaro told my CNN Business colleague Frank Pallotta that the parks will rely more on technology heading into the post-Covid era.
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Amazon enters second day of vote counting in historic union election
  + stars: | 2021-04-09 | by ( Annie Palmer | ) www.cnbc.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The National Labor Relations Board on Friday resumed counting ballots in the historic union election at one of Amazon's Alabama warehouses. Amazon challenged the ballots at a rate of nearly 4-1, the union added. Amazon said it contested roughly 300 ballots, while roughly 200 ballots were challenged by the union. The NLRB told CNBC that it will not release the total number of challenged ballots until after the counting is over. The union election has shaped up to be one of the most important organizing campaigns in recent history.
Persons: RWDSU, Stuart Appelbaum, Appelbaum Organizations: National Labor Relations Board, Wholesale, Department Store Union, CNBC, Amazon, NLRB, Reuters, Labor, U.S . Postal Service, USPS Locations: Bessemer , Alabama, Alabama, Birmingham , Alabama, Amazon's Bessemer , Alabama
Amazon has defeated a vote to form a union at its warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama. The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) said it's officially filing objections alleging Amazon illegally interfered with the election. Amazon workers at the company's warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama have voted against forming what would have been the first-ever Amazon workers' union in the US. With a majority of votes against the union, Amazon has successfully defeated the unionization attempt. The union vote was marked by appeals from Amazon to change the NLRB's practices.
Persons: it's, John Logan, RWDSU, Stuart Appelbaum, Appelbaum, Sen, Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio, Joe Biden Organizations: Amazon, Wholesale, Department Store Union, unionizing, National Labor Relations Board, San Francisco State University, gaslight, US Postal Service, The Washington, NLRB, USPS Locations: Bessemer , Alabama, Bessemer, Birmingham, Alabama
The union behind the failed unionization attempt has argued a warehouse mailbox may have deterred voting. The RWDSU obtained emails between USPS workers showing Amazon had pushed for the mailbox. On Friday, a vote count revealed Amazon workers at the company's warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama voted against forming a union, with 70.8% being "no" votes. Over the past seven weeks, Amazon workers voted on whether to join the first union in the US that would represent Amazon employees. The mailbox outside the Amazon warehouse in Bessemer.
Persons: Stuart Appelbaum, John Logan, , Amazon Organizations: Amazon, Wholesale, Department Store Union, US Postal Service, San Francisco State University, National Labor Relations Board, USPS, Unit, Postal Service Locations: Amazon's Alabama, Bessemer , Alabama, Alabama, Bessemer
Live Boeing Warns of Electrical Issue With Some 737 Max Jets: Live Updates RIGHT NOW Here is how the Amazon unionization vote broke down. S&P 500 - % Dow - % Nasdaq - %Boeing tells airlines to stop flying some 737 Max planes. The affected airlines should verify that a component of the electrical power system on certain Max planes is sufficiently fastened, the plane maker said. United said that 16 of its 30 Max planes were affected by Boeing’s announcement and that they would not be used to carry passengers. American said that 24 Max planes delivered before the plane’s use was suspended were unaffected.
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Why this former NLRB chairman says Amazon diluted the yes vote
  + stars: | 2021-04-09 | by ( ) www.cnbc.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: 1 min
Share Share Article via Facebook Share Article via Twitter Share Article via LinkedIn Share Article via EmailWhy this former NLRB chairman says Amazon diluted the yes voteMark Gastone Pearce, former chairman of the National Labor Relations Board and current visiting professor and executive director of the worker’s rights institute at Georgetown Law, join 'Power Lunch' to discuss if he's surprised the majority of Amazon workers voted no to forming a union.
Persons: Mark Gastone Pearce, he's Organizations: National Labor Relations Board, Georgetown Law, Amazon
Live BJ’s Wholesale Club Chief Executive Dies Unexpectedly: Live Updates RIGHT NOW Here is how the Amazon unionization vote broke down. S&P 500 - % Dow - % Nasdaq - %Lee Delaney, the BJ’s Wholesale Club chief executive, dies unexpectedly. Lee Delaney joined BJ’s in 2016 as executive vice president and chief growth officer, and he became chief executive last year. Credit... Gretchen Ertl/Associated Press Lee Delaney, the president and chief executive of BJ’s Wholesale Club, died unexpectedly on Thursday of “presumed natural causes,” according to a statement released Friday by the company. The BJ’s board appointed Bob Eddy, the chief administrative and financial officer, to serve as the company’s interim chief executive.
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Amazon defeated the union vote. What happens next?
  + stars: | 2021-04-09 | by ( Sara Ashley O'Brien | Brian Fung | Cnn Business | ) edition.cnn.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
(CNN Business) Amazon has soundly defeated a landmark union drive that would have established the company's first US union, but labor advocates are hopeful that the high-profile fight will nonetheless be successful in spurring support for broader change. In the final vote tally, 1,798 workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse voted against unionization while 738 voted to unionize. It includes provisions that would make it easier for workers to form unions, and it would empower the National Labor Relations Board to levy fines against employers for labor rights violations, a power it currently lacks. "The election in Bessemer demonstrated that under current labor law it is almost impossible for workers to unionize. There will be growing pressure on lawmakers to redress the balance and allow workers to win a voice on the job," Rebecca Givan, an associate professor at Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations told CNN Business.
Persons: Bessemer, Rebecca Givan Organizations: CNN, Amazon, National Labor Relations Board, Rutgers School of Management, Labor Relations, CNN Business Locations: Bessemer, Alabama
BJ’s Wholesale Club Chief Executive Dies Unexpectedly
  + stars: | 2021-04-09 | by ( Stanley Reed | ) www.nytimes.com + 0.00   time to read: +21 min
BJ’s Wholesale Club Chief Executive Dies Unexpectedly This briefing has ended. Lee Delaney, the BJ’s Wholesale Club chief executive, dies unexpectedly. Lee Delaney joined BJ’s in 2016 as executive vice president and chief growth officer, and he became chief executive last year. Credit... Gretchen Ertl/Associated Press Lee Delaney, the president and chief executive of BJ’s Wholesale Club, died unexpectedly on Thursday of “presumed natural causes,” according to a statement released Friday by the company. The BJ’s board appointed Bob Eddy, the chief administrative and financial officer, to serve as the company’s interim chief executive.
Persons: Lee Delaney, BJ’s, Gretchen Ertl, Associated Press Lee Delaney, , Christopher J, Baldwin, “ Lee, Mr, Delaney, Bob Eddy, Eddy, Bob, Lee, ” Mr, Tom Jamieson, Jim MacDougall, Georgia Pacquette, Revolut, JPMorgan Chase, Dr, Dan Wang, Wang, , ” Revolut, WeWork, Kate Munsch, John Coates, Coates, it’s, ” Lynn Turner, Sophia June, Miles McKinley, Karen Weise, Saoud Khalifah, Sheera Frenkel, Etsy, Khalifah, George Etheredge, Peter Eavis, Matthew Haag, Biden, Kamala Harris, Amr Alfiky, Biden’s, Donald J, Trump, Jerome Powell, Powell, DAX, Max Organizations: BJ’s Wholesale, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Associated Press, BJ’s, Bain & Company, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Massachusetts, Gas, The New York Times, JPMorgan, Ford Motor, Target, Spotify, Tech, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Apple, Columbia Business School, SPACS, Securities and Exchange, Investors, National Labor Relations Board Amazon, National Labor Relations Board, Wholesale, Department Store Union, National Labor Relations Board’s, eBay, Twitter, Disease Control, Cushman & Wakefield, Boston, Green, JPMorgan Chase, Boston Properties, White, ., New York Times, Social Security, Internal Revenue Service, Officials, Senate, Republican White House, Federal, International Monetary Fund, West Texas Intermediate, Boeing Locations: Boston, Westborough, London, Georgia, Spain, Caribbean, New York, Slack, Bessemer, Ala, unionize, Birmingham, Manhattan, underinvestment, Central, Alabama, Europe, United States, Germany, U.S
But the election is only the beginning of what could be a prolonged legal dispute over the outcome of the vote. But Amazon would have to prove that any misconduct was likely to convince workers to vote in favor of the union or abstain. CAN AMAZON SHUT DOWN THE BESSEMER WAREHOUSE? After the election, RWDSU has the same legal options as Amazon: it could challenge the eligibility of individual voters or allege that coercive conduct by Amazon tainted the election. In the latter case, the dispute would play out before the NLRB and then likely in a federal appeals court.
Persons: RWDSU, Roger King, Organizations: Reuters, National Labor Relations Board, Inc, Wholesale, Department Store Union, NLRB, HR, Association, IF AMAZON, Amazon Locations: Bessemer , Alabama, United States, Mississippi, Bessemer
Amazon union election tally expected to start, turnout 55%
  + stars: | 2021-04-08 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -0.99   time to read: +1 min
REUTERS/Dustin Chambers?/File PhotoNEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are expected to start tallying votes in Amazon.com Inc’s closely watched union election in Alabama later on Thursday or early Friday, union officials said. The elections had voter turnout of about 55% the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) said in a statement on Wednesday. More than 3,200 mail ballots were received by the U.S.National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), in an election open toover 5,800 workers at Amazon’s warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama,the union said. The workers are voting on whether to join theRWDSU and have their warehouse be the first Amazon facility everto unionize in the United States. By comparison, 432 other mail-ballot elections frommid-March 2020 through September 2020 saw turnout of 72%,according to data disclosed by the NLRB in a decision last year.In the nearly six months prior to that — pre-dating the COVID-19outbreak in the United States — mail-ballot turnout was 55%, theNLRB decision document said.
Persons: Dustin Chambers, Amazon.com Inc’s Organizations: REUTERS, Amazon.com, Wholesale, Department Store Union, U.S.National Labor Relations Board, theRWDSU, NLRB Locations: Bessemer , Alabama, U.S, Alabama, Amazon’s, United States
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