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posted by martyb on Saturday April 10 2021, @02:11PM   Printer-friendly
from the people-have-spoken dept.

https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/04/the-amazon-union-drive-in-alabama-appears-headed-for-defeat/

Update: A majority of workers have voted not to form a union at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Bessemer, Alabama. The result of the NLRB's initial vote count was 1,798 votes against the union and 738 in favor. Hundreds of additional ballots were not counted because their authenticity was disputed. But the "no" side already has a majority of the 3,215 votes cast, making the issue moot.

Original story, April 8: A closely watched effort to unionize an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama appears to be headed for defeat. With about half the votes counted, 1,100 workers have voted against forming a union, while only 463 voted in favor.

The National Labor Relations Board is counting the 3,215 votes that were cast by workers at the Bessemer facility. The union needs to win at least half the votes in order to become the official representative of the roughly 6,000 workers at the Bessemer facility. Counting has ended for the evening and is scheduled to resume at 8:30 am Central Time on Friday.

Also at The Washington Post, c|net, and Al Jazeera.


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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 10 2021, @10:03PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday April 10 2021, @10:03PM (#1135823)

    If you believe a tradesman who sat on unemployment had a university degree you’re the idiot. And if you think all those book publishers and magazines are paying more than gig economy rates you’re doubly an idiot.

    Print graphics arts is dying. Same as print. Which is why high schools are offering certificates in print graphics - they don’t give a shit if you can earn a living - they’re just there to make money off you from their continuing education certificate mills while helping people extend their unemployment benefits. Same as all those “offices automation” certification programs that just teach you Working d.

    You can tell when the economy is bad for significant portions of the population when the TV ads for such scams move from 1 AM to daytime TV.

  • (Score: 1, Troll) by fakefuck39 on Saturday April 10 2021, @10:31PM (1 child)

    by fakefuck39 (6620) on Saturday April 10 2021, @10:31PM (#1135833)

    I went to college with him for the first year before I switched majors, and went to his graduation. Starting salaries for CG are a lot less, and if you already know almost enough to become an electrician, it's a valid choice. Literally everything you visually see is made by someone w/ a CG degree, print or any media. Even the web UI you use on most websites. CG is not "print media" lol. Everything you see with your eyes that's not naturally made, is made on a computer is CG - yes, even the dashboard design on your car. And the logo of the car maker.

    >You can tell when the economy is bad for significant portions of the population when the TV ads for such scams move from 1 AM to daytime TV.

    and the ad for that scam was made by a CG artist. Congratulations, you are literally dumber than a doorknob. Those ads are for CG certificate programs at non-accredited "universities" like Trump-U. That's not a college degree. That's what you and your peers have and are angry at. Enjoy your shitty world, angry redneck ant. The rest of us, we qualify for real colleges.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 11 2021, @02:17PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 11 2021, @02:17PM (#1136017)
      First, there’s a BIG difference” between CG (computer graphics) and CGI (computer generated graphics). One is “oh I can use Photoshop”, the other is a lot harder.

      Second, when you write “ Even the web UI you use on most websites. CG is not "print media" - you really betray your ignorant of all those Photoshop monkeys making mock-ups of web site interfaces that are SO fücked up. Because they replaced functionality with pretty, forgetting that form should follow function. Otherwise we’d all be eating with sporks “because it’s different, and in theory should be more efficient.”

      Seriously, there’s as big a difference between a shit CG and CGI as there is between a course in office information that teaches Microsoft Word and real office automation.

      UZ “experts” need to die.