It’s A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama will not be forming a union. The vast majority of votes cast by Amazon’s workers in Bessemer, Ala., were against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in a stinging defeat of the union drive. The final tally showed 1,798 votes against unionizing and 738 votes in favor of… Continue reading It’s A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election

It’s A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election

Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama will not be forming a union. The majority of Amazon’s workers in Bessemer, Ala., voted against joining the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. The final tally was 1,798 votes against unionizing versus 738 votes in favor of union. That means Amazon has withstood the largest union push yet among… Continue reading It’s A No: Amazon Warehouse Workers Vote Against Unionizing In Historic Election

Why Is The Amazon Union Vote Count Taking So Long

The results of the 2021 election that everyone has been awaiting with bated breath are taking a while. Blame it on mail-in votes. Yes, this one, too. The results of the historic Amazon union vote in Alabama, which ended more than a week ago, are still a few days away. A potential reveal is on… Continue reading Why Is The Amazon Union Vote Count Taking So Long

New Eyes On Alabama Death Row Case After Integrity Review Raises Questions

Toforest Johnson was 25 years old when he was sentenced to death in 1998 for the killing of a sheriff’s deputy outside Birmingham, Ala. His oldest daughter, Shanaye Poole, now 29, remembers being in the courtroom. “I just wanted to talk to him. He looked so handsome. He had a suit on. And of course,… Continue reading New Eyes On Alabama Death Row Case After Integrity Review Raises Questions

Historic Amazon Union Vote Count Begins This Week For Alabama Warehouse

The Amazon.com Inc. BHM1 Fulfillment Center in Bessemer, Alabama, U.S., on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2021. The campaign in Bessemer to unionize Amazon workers has drawn national attention and is widely considered a once-in-a-generation opportunity to breach the defenses of the worlds largest online retailer, which has managed to keep unions out of its U.S. operations for a quarter-century. Photographer: Elijah Nouvelage/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The vote count for one of the most consequential union elections in recent history begins this week. The results could lead to Amazon’s first unionized warehouse in America. Voting officially ends Monday for some 5,800 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Ala., who have been casting ballots by mail on whether to unionize. It’s the first… Continue reading Historic Amazon Union Vote Count Begins This Week For Alabama Warehouse

Tornado Strikes Alabama; At Least 5 Dead As Severe Weather Lashes Southern States

Residents survey damage to homes after a tornado touched down south of Birmingham, Ala. in the Eagle Point community damaging multiple homes, Thursday, March 25, 2021. Authorities reported major tornado damage Thursday south of Birmingham as strong storms moved through the state. The governor issued an emergency declaration as meteorologists warned that more twisters were likely on their way. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

Residents survey damage to homes after a tornado touched down south of Birmingham, Ala., in the Eagle Point community damaging multiple homes on Thursday.Butch Dill/APAt least five deaths and multiple injuries have been reported in Calhoun County, Ala., after a tornado hit the region, county coroner Pat Brown told NPR. The tornado is part of… Continue reading Tornado Strikes Alabama; At Least 5 Dead As Severe Weather Lashes Southern States

Supreme Court Stays Execution Of Alabama Inmate Who Requested Pastor’s Presence

Willie B. Smith is on death row for his conviction in the 1991 abduction, robbery, and murder of 22-year-old Sharma Ruth Johnson.Alabama Department of CorrectionsThe U.S. Supreme Court blocked the planned execution of an Alabama death row inmate late Thursday night, after justices upheld a lower court’s ruling requiring Willie B. Smith III’s personal pastor… Continue reading Supreme Court Stays Execution Of Alabama Inmate Who Requested Pastor’s Presence

Alabama dominates Ohio State 52-24 to make history with another college football national title

Alabama coach Nick Saban and Heisman winner DeVonta Smith made history as the Crimson Tide cruised past Ohio State 52-24 in the College Football Playoff championship game Monday night. It was the seventh national title in Saban’s career, moving him past former Alabama coach Bear Bryant for the most all-time. Smith set an SEC record… Continue reading Alabama dominates Ohio State 52-24 to make history with another college football national title

Alabama GOP lawmaker in KKK controversy charged with theft

A GOP lawmaker in Alabama who faced backlash for attending a KKK grand wizard’s birthday celebration last month and was forced to resign as pastor of his church has now been charged with felony theft, prosecutors announced Thursday. State Rep. Will Dismukes of Prattville turned himself in to authorities and was charged with first-degree property theft… Continue reading Alabama GOP lawmaker in KKK controversy charged with theft

Alabama cheerleaders face backlash after posing with a T-shirt bearing Confederate flag, ‘I love Redneck Boys’ quote

A high school in Alabama is facing backlash after several of their cheerleaders posted a photo of themselves posing with a t-shirt bearing the Confederate flag inside of a heart on it with the words “I love Redneck Boys.” Reagan Colemann, one of two Black cheerleaders on the team, quit after seeing the photo and… Continue reading Alabama cheerleaders face backlash after posing with a T-shirt bearing Confederate flag, ‘I love Redneck Boys’ quote