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posted by martyb on Saturday April 10, @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 Sunday April 11, @04:24AM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 11, @04:24AM (#1135928)

    RULE 5: “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon.” There is no defense. It’s irrational. It’s infuriating. It also works as a key pressure point to force the enemy into concessions.

  • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Sunday April 11, @04:50AM (3 children)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Sunday April 11, @04:50AM (#1135936) Journal

    Which explains all the tone trolling I get when I start clowning on the ones who deserve to be clowned on...! :D

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 11, @05:29PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 11, @05:29PM (#1136064)

      Maybe you should try being a happy clown. Instead of...

    • (Score: 1) by The Mighty Buzzard on Sunday April 11, @11:46PM (1 child)

      Telling you you're being a raging cunt isn't tone trolling. You need to learn the meaning of the phrase.

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      • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday April 12, @12:12AM

        by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday April 12, @12:12AM (#1136180) Journal

        You seem to have the same issue with this that you do every time someone kicks your shit in and you run away while crying "Ad-hom! Ad-hom!"

        In the same way an ad-hom is when someone issues insults *in lieu* of an argument instead of *with* one as I do (because I'm generous like that!"), tone trolling is when someone deliberately disregards the actual content of what someone else says because they don't like the surrounding package.

        Well too bad, carrion-breath. Content is king. If people are delivering you packages of truth and it's wrapped in the equivalent of a Howler from the Potterverse, 1) that does *not* make the truth any less true, 2) that does *not* give you permission to ignore it, and 3) maybe you need to do some self-reflection as to why people are being meeeeeeeeeeeeeean to you.

        ...hah, that'll be the day.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 11, @06:10AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday April 11, @06:10AM (#1135958)

    Rule 5 only works if the people supposedly being ridiculed give a shit. If they think that the ridicule is the squawking of flustered chickens, they will give precisely 0 shits. "Oh really, a bunch of people who burned their own city down think that I'm bad for business? I'll pencil in some time to pretend to care about their opinion in Q3 of 2027."

    It's analogous to why Gandhi agreed to back the British Empire in WWII: not because he liked them, but because he realised that his methods of nonviolence would work on the brits, while the nazis would cheerfully machinegun everyone and then shake hands over what a good job they did with the shooting.

  • (Score: 1) by khallow on Sunday April 11, @06:49AM

    by khallow (3766) Subscriber Badge on Sunday April 11, @06:49AM (#1135966) Journal
    I guess that sort of feeling explains why so many people attempt ridicule rather than say, have an principled stand. It's the iWin button of debate.