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In Alabama, Black Amazon Workers Vote Their Economic Interest
  + stars: | 2021-04-13 | by ( Jason L. Riley | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
When blacks vote to help elect Joe Biden, they are celebrated. “Amazon has left no stone unturned in its efforts to gaslight its own employees,” he told reporters after the vote. Nationwide, black unionization rates are slightly higher than those of whites. Among private-sector workers, however, black unionization has steadily declined over the decades, just as it has among other groups. And contrary to the suggestion of labor officials like Mr. Applebaum, it’s not because black workers are confused or have been hoodwinked.
Persons: Joe Biden, Rashida Tlaib, Big, Stuart Appelbaum, , Applebaum, it’s Organizations: Democratic, ” Democratic, Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union, gaslight, Walmart, Blacks, Nationwide Locations: Alabama
Hong Kong (CNN Business) Southeast Asia's ride-hailing giant Grab is setting the stage for an eye-popping Wall Street debut. That's more than twice the roughly $16 billion the firm was last privately valued at, and would mark the biggest-ever deal with a SPAC, or blank-check company, according to Dealogic. Under the deal, Grab is raising more than $4 billion in cash from investors including Fidelity, BlackRock, T. Rowe Price, Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund Mubadala, and Singapore government investment arm Temasek. US investment firm Altimeter Capital is putting up $750 million. These firms used to be sneered at on Wall Street, but have taken off in a big way over the past year.
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FILE PHOTO: A shopper looks at items at a drug store in Tokyo, Japan, May 28, 2015. Japan's core consumer prices rose 0.3 percent in April from a year earlier, government data showed on May 29, keeping inflation distant from the central bank's 2 percent target. The corporate goods price index (CGPI), which measures the price companies charge each other for their goods and services, rose 1.0% in March from a year earlier, Bank of Japan (BOJ) data showed, the first rise in 13 months. Compared with a month ago, wholesale prices jumped 0.8% in March to mark the biggest gain since October 2019. But analysts expect any recovery to remain modest with a renewed spike in infections clouding the outlook for domestic demand.
Persons: , Shigeru Shimizu, “ It’s Organizations: REUTERS, Bank of Japan Locations: Tokyo, Japan, TOKYO, United States
TOKYO (Reuters) -Japanese wholesale prices marked their first annual increase in more than a year in March, a sign that rising commodities costs are pinching corporate margins and adding inflationary pressure to the world’s third-largest economy. “Risks to Japan’s prices remain skewed to the downside, which means monetary policy must stay ultra-loose,” said a source familiar with the BOJ’s thinking, a view echoed by another source. The jump in wholesale prices, which was at the fastest pace since January 2020, exceeded a median market forecast for a 0.5% increase and followed a 0.6% fall in February. “Given the base effect of last year’s sharp fall, Japan’s wholesale inflation may spike to around 3% from April,” he said. Compared with a month ago, wholesale prices soared 0.8% in March to mark the biggest gain since October 2019.
Persons: , there’s, Kouta Fujiwara, Shigeru Shimizu, “ It’s, , Haruhiko Kuroda Organizations: REUTERS, Bank of Japan, NLI Research, Locations: TOKYO, Tokyo, Japan, United States, “ Japan
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
But experts said that misrepresents what has happened since November, when Bessemer employees officially asked the NLRB to hold a union election. In European counties, like France, where labor laws more heavily favor workers, some Amazon employees have been able to successfully unionize. In Bessemer, workers had a much tougher road to travel. Once employees took their union drive public, Amazon enlisted expensive "union avoidance" consultants to help kick its union-busting tactics into overdrive. Kochan said the Bessemer union drive was "another clear indication that [US] labor law is broken, perhaps in its current form, beyond repair."
Persons: Bessemer, Rebecca Givan, Tom Kochan, Erin Hatton, Lynne Vincent, Amazon, , John Logan, Vincent, What's, Kochan, Trump, Joe Biden, Joseph Seiner, Republican Sen, Marco Rubio, Alexandria Ocasio, Cortez, Veena Dubal, Dubal, George Floyd's Organizations: Amazon, unionizing, National Labor Relations, Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union, Bessemer, Rutgers University, MIT, NLRB, University of Buffalo, Syracuse University, Facebook, United States Postal Service, USPS, Department, Union, San Francisco State University, Institute, University of South, Republican, Democratic Rep, UC Hastings, The New York Times, Barnard College Locations: Bessemer , Alabama, France, Bessemer, unionizing, University of South Carolina, Alexandria
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
BJ's Wholesale Club CEO Lee Delaney dies unexpectedly
  + stars: | 2021-04-09 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: A line of shoppers wait to enter BJ's Wholesale Club market at the Palisades Center shopping mall during the coronavirus outbreak in West Nyack, New York, U.S., March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo(Reuters) - BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc said on Friday Chief Executive Officer Lee Delaney, 49, had died unexpectedly due to presumed natural causes. Bob Eddy, who has been the company’s finance chief since 2011, will take over as CEO on an interim basis, the wholesale retailer said. Delaney, a former Bain Capital partner, took over as BJ’s CEO in early 2020, guiding it through the COVID-19 crisis and supply challenges driven by consumers stockpiling everything from cleaning supplies and toilet paper to fresh meat. “We expect to announce permanent changes to our leadership within a reasonably short timeframe,” Executive Chairman Christopher Baldwin said.
Persons: Mike Segar, Lee Delaney, Bob Eddy, Delaney, Christopher Baldwin Organizations: BJ's Wholesale, REUTERS, BJ’s Wholesale, Holdings, Friday, Bain Capital Locations: West Nyack , New York, U.S
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
BJ’s Wholesale Club CEO and President Dies at 49
  + stars: | 2021-04-09 | by ( Allison Prang | ) www.wsj.com + 0.99   time to read: +1 min
BJ’s Wholesale Club Holdings Inc. said Friday that its chief executive and president, Lee Delaney, had died unexpectedly. The Massachusetts-based retailer said Mr. Delaney died Thursday “due to presumed natural causes.” Mr. Delaney was 49 years old. BJ’s said its board named chief administrative and financial officer Bob Eddy as the company’s interim CEO effectively immediately. Mr. Delaney became CEO of BJ’s in February 2020 and joined the board at that time. “Lee’s strategic vision and leadership have been instrumental in the transformation of BJ’s Wholesale Club,” Mr. Baldwin said in late 2019 regarding Mr. Delaney’s CEO appointment.
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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
Amazon Is Ahead in Union Vote as Tallying Set to Resume
  + stars: | 2021-04-09 | by ( Sebastian Herrera | ) www.wsj.com sentiment -0.95   time to read: +1 min
Federal officials will resume counting votes Friday morning in a closely watched union election in which a large margin of Alabama warehouse workers for Amazon.com Inc. have so far sided against unionization. After about half the ballots were counted by federal officials as of Thursday, roughly 70% of the Amazon employees had voted not to unionize, according to a Wall Street Journal tally. The National Labor Relations Board is set to continue counting votes in a broadcast Friday, when the final outcome could become clear. The workers in Bessemer, Ala., are trying to become the first Amazon employees to be unionized and would be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. The union, which said the mailbox could have intimidated workers who might have incorrectly thought that Amazon was conducting the election, is expected to accuse the company of unfair labor practices after the election ends.
Persons: , Stuart Appelbaum Organizations: Amazon.com Inc, Wall, National Labor Relations, NLRB, Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union, U.S . Postal, Amazon Locations: Alabama, Bessemer, Ala
REUTERS/Dustin Chambers/File Photo(Reuters) - Roughly 500 ballots submitted in Amazon.com Inc’s landmark union election have been challenged in a contest that will determine whether an Alabama warehouse becomes the online retailer’s first organized workplace in the United States, people familiar with the matter said. The challenged ballots could take on significance if the union meaningfully closes the gap when additional votes are counted. Representatives for Amazon and the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) challenged the ballots during closed-door election proceedings that lasted more than a week before U.S. officials began publicly counting votes. The union on Wednesday said hundreds of ballots were contested, mostly by Amazon. Of the 3,215 ballots received, workers have so far voted 1,100-463 against forming a union at the warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, after several hours of counting on Thursday.
Persons: Dustin Chambers Organizations: REUTERS, Amazon.com Inc’s, U.S . National Labor Relations, Amazon, Wholesale, Department Store Union, U.S . Bureau of Labor Statistics Locations: Bessemer , Alabama, U.S, Alabama, United States, America
BESSEMER, Ala. — Amazon warehouse workers here were voting overwhelmingly against forming a union Thursday after a monthslong campaign in which labor had hoped to make inroads into the sprawling company. The Bessemer warehouse, which opened in March 2020, is Amazon's first fulfillment center in Alabama. Workers started organizing toward a union vote in August, hoping it would help improve their working conditions. I give it 110 percent every day I go in there, regardless how hard it is, how stressful it is," said Darryl Richardson, a worker at the Bessemer warehouse. RWDSU spokesperson Chelsea Connor said the union received over a thousand inquiries about organizing from Amazon workers at other facilities since the organizing effort began.
Persons: Stuart Appelbaum, Rebecca Givan, Jennifer Bates, Mary Osako, LaVonette Stokes, she's, William, Darryl Richardson, Richardson, Kelly Nantel, Leah Seay, Seay, Givan, Chelsea Connor, Michael Pachter, it's, Ezra Kaplan, Olivia Solon Organizations: unionizing, Amazon, Wholesale, Department Store Union, NLRB, Labor, Rutgers University, Workers, Communication Workers of America, International Association of Machinists, Aerospace Workers, Bessemer, Employees, Rutgers, Wedbush Securities Locations: BESSEMER, Ala, United States, Bessemer, New Jersey, Alabama, Seattle, Delaware, U.S, New York, California, Bessemer , Alabama, San Francisco
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.
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A handful of workers from the labor board called out the results of each vote “Yes” for a union or “No” for nearly four hours on Thursday. Amazon and the union had spent more than a week in closed sessions, reviewing the eligibility of each ballot cast with the labor board, the federal agency that conducts union elections. If Amazon’s large margin holds steady throughout the count, the contested ballots are likely to be moot. Running a prominent campaign since the fall, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union aimed to establish the first union at an Amazon warehouse in the United States. The result will have major implications not only for Amazon but also for organized labor and its allies.
Persons: Organizations: Amazon, Wholesale, Department Store Union, Labor, unionizing Locations: United States
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.
Persons: Jen Psaki, lockdowns, It's, General Motors, Chris Isidore, Morgan Stanley, Adam Jonas, Heinz, Steve Cornell, Sara Ashley O'Brien, there's, Stuart Appelbaum, Heather Knox, , Josh D'Amaro, Frank Pallotta, D'Amaro, Price Organizations: CNN Business, Bell, CNN, General Motors, House Press, Manufacturers, General, GM, National Labor Relations Board, Retail, Wholesale, Department Store Union, The Washington Post, Amazon, US Postal Service, USPS, Disney, DIS, Marvel Locations: London, Tennessee, Michigan, North America, America, anwarehouse, Bessemer , Alabama, Bessemer, California, Florida
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
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