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2021-01-15 4:58:19 PM  
No, just phased out by kill bots.

Sorry: phased out WITH kill bots.
 
2021-01-15 7:02:23 PM  

I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: No, just phased out by kill bots.

Sorry: phased out WITH kill bots.


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2021-01-15 8:12:43 PM  

pxlboy: I am Tom Joad's Complete Lack of Surprise: No, just phased out by kill bots.

Sorry: phased out WITH kill bots.

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Guess what song I'm humming now
 
2021-01-15 10:38:47 PM  
You really have to suck to get Alabama worker s to unionize.
 
2021-01-15 11:37:25 PM  
WTF is wrong with this Bezos asshole?
 
2021-01-16 1:52:33 AM  
Nah, they'd just shut down the whole warehouse, like walmart does with stores that try to unionize.

See, the enemy of corporate America is the people that sustain it, which is why the country is eating itself into oblivion like an ouroboros.
 
2021-01-16 2:08:10 AM  
Alabama is a GOP state, and to the GOP unions are the devil.
 
2021-01-16 2:13:47 AM  
I might have cared back before they kicked Parler off their servers. Now, unions can shake Bezos down for every nickel he has as far as I'm concerned.
 
2021-01-16 2:23:37 AM  
If they had a union they might be allowed to pee in a bathroom rather than in a bottle under the conveyor belt.
 
2021-01-16 2:41:55 AM  

koder: the enemy of corporate America is the people that sustain it


Those sustainers just gave a ringing endorsement to corporate America, so it's blue skies ahead.
 
2021-01-16 3:57:02 AM  

jjorsett: I might have cared back before they kicked Parler off their servers. Now, unions can shake Bezos down for every nickel he has as far as I'm concerned.


don't you have a state capitol to storm? please be sure to post detailed plans with your full name, social security number, and a photo of your drivers license on whatever platforms you can - before it gets shut down too! Conservative Free Speech™ is under attack!
 
2021-01-16 4:06:23 AM  
Wait, is this one of those "opposite world" things? I thought all Alabama workers were staunch conservatives who accuse unions of being nothing more than corrupt institutions that take bribes and bribe politicians.
 
2021-01-16 4:27:24 AM  

jjorsett: I might have cared back before they kicked Parler off their servers.


What would you say if Scary Mooselimbs were plotting terrorist attacks on an Amazon-hosted server?

Would you defend their right to free speech? Or would you demand that they be kicked off?

If Scary Mooselimb Terraists are to be hunted down by all means, then why does a coup d'etat get a free pass?
 
2021-01-16 4:28:39 AM  

FatherChaos: Wait, is this one of those "opposite world" things? I thought all Alabama workers were staunch conservatives who accuse unions of being nothing more than corrupt institutions that take bribes and bribe politicians.


That's true enough of the white Alabamans.
 
2021-01-16 4:53:50 AM  

jjorsett: I might have cared back before they kicked Parler off their servers. Now, unions can shake Bezos down for every nickel he has as far as I'm concerned.


Parler is going to be crushed in court which makes the whole thing much funnier
 
2021-01-16 6:46:38 AM  

edmo: You really have to suck to get Alabama worker s to unionize.


I was gonna say, isn't that why a bunch of auto manufacturers have factories down south? Don't have to worry about unions and safety like they did in Michigan/ohio/Indiana area?
 
2021-01-16 7:16:17 AM  
Next week.
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2021-01-16 8:03:03 AM  
That website is terrible.  They must be hosting it on AWS.

It looks like some serious propaganda and brainwashing going on there
 
2021-01-16 8:48:53 AM  

FatherChaos: Wait, is this one of those "opposite world" things? I thought all Alabama workers were staunch conservatives who accuse unions of being nothing more than corrupt institutions that take bribes and bribe politicians.


Can't tell if you're being facetious, but this is right outside of Birmingham. Bessemer itself is like 70%+ Black, and the county went for Biden.
 
2021-01-16 10:44:42 AM  

Cluckles: FatherChaos: Wait, is this one of those "opposite world" things? I thought all Alabama workers were staunch conservatives who accuse unions of being nothing more than corrupt institutions that take bribes and bribe politicians.

Can't tell if you're being facetious, but this is right outside of Birmingham. Bessemer itself is like 70%+ Black, and the county went for Biden.


But bama is a rat ta work state!!!
 
2021-01-16 10:47:39 AM  

edmo: You really have to suck to get Alabama worker s to unionize.


Bozos has met that challenge!!

Insert bezos laugh here

Insert lazy sit at home stock owners laugh here.
 
2021-01-16 10:49:59 AM  

Mugato: WTF is wrong with this Bezos asshole?


Billions tends to isolate you from reality hence turning you into an asshole.

And the lazy sit at home stock owners are just fine and dandy with that.
 
2021-01-16 10:51:34 AM  

koder: Nah, they'd just shut down the whole warehouse, like walmart does with stores that try to unionize.

See, the enemy of corporate America is the people that sustain it, which is why the country is eating itself into oblivion like an ouroboros.


And when it gets bad enough the Ownership class will move to their homes in "socialist" europe.
 
2021-01-16 10:53:00 AM  

theflatline: Alabama is a GOP state, and to the GOP unions are the devil.


Bama is as red as it gets

They constantly vote against their own interests.
 
2021-01-16 10:55:14 AM  

sex_and_drugs_for_ian: koder: the enemy of corporate America is the people that sustain it

Those sustainers just gave a ringing endorsement to corporate America, so it's blue skies ahead.


Both parties are a ringing endorsement of corporate murca.

There is only one party with two parts

The Private Property Party.
 
2021-01-16 10:56:45 AM  

Linux_Yes: Mugato: WTF is wrong with this Bezos asshole?

Billions tends to isolate you from reality hence turning you into an asshole.

And the lazy sit at home stock owners are just fine and dandy with that.


Yeah, "my first responsibility is to the stock holders" is the CEO mantra. It absolves them of everything.
 
2021-01-16 10:58:03 AM  

FatherChaos: Wait, is this one of those "opposite world" things? I thought all Alabama workers were staunch conservatives who accuse unions of being nothing more than corrupt institutions that take bribes and bribe politicians.


Bama is a hard red state.  Almost 2 out of 3 voters vote gop.
 
2021-01-16 11:06:43 AM  

Mugato: Linux_Yes: Mugato: WTF is wrong with this Bezos asshole?

Billions tends to isolate you from reality hence turning you into an asshole.

And the lazy sit at home stock owners are just fine and dandy with that.

Yeah, "my first responsibility is to the stock holders" is the CEO mantra. It absolves them of everything.


By law to be a corporation they must make every effort to increase stock owner value.

By Law
 
2021-01-16 1:18:00 PM  

Mugato: Yeah, "my first responsibility is to the stock holders" is the CEO mantra. It absolves them of everything.



It's actually the law and has been since Henry Ford got taken to task for donating corporate funds to charity & dramatically increasing wages to employees (Dodge v. Ford Motor).  It's been walked back somewhat in later cases forty to fifty years later but the general precept still holds.
 
2021-01-16 1:23:53 PM  
Right to work state, they might as well be voting on their favorite box cutter.
 
2021-01-16 1:31:25 PM  

Axeofjudgement: edmo: You really have to suck to get Alabama worker s to unionize.

I was gonna say, isn't that why a bunch of auto manufacturers have factories down south? Don't have to worry about unions and safety like they did in Michigan/ohio/Indiana area?


Absolutely, which is why you really do have to suck pretty hard to get Alabama workers to unionize like this.

It's not like there aren't labor unions in Alabama (believe it or not there are), but I believe that those all predate the "right to work" movement that took total control of the state. I honestly have never heard of a new unionization effort ever getting this far here.
 
2021-01-16 1:37:51 PM  

JK47: Mugato: Yeah, "my first responsibility is to the stock holders" is the CEO mantra. It absolves them of everything.


It's actually the law


No, it isn't.
 
2021-01-16 2:18:45 PM  

JK47: It's actually the law and has been since Henry Ford got taken to task for donating corporate funds to charity & dramatically increasing wages to employees (Dodge v. Ford Motor).  It's been walked back somewhat in later cases forty to fifty years later but the general precept still holds.


It's not law that corporations are only beholden to shareholders, and certainly not that they're only beholden to shareholders this quarter. Corporations, their executives, and their directors are more than free to improve the conditions of their employees.
 
2021-01-16 2:32:04 PM  
Sadly, Alabama is a Right to Work state so even IF they unionized it will just die on the vine without some form of financial support.

For those playing at home, Right to Work laws boil down to "Union has to protect everyone even if they don't pay for it..." And as anyone with more than an preschool education knows, ain't no one paying for something if they don't have too. Especially, if they are already at or below the poverty line...which is 99% of Amazon workers...
 
2021-01-16 2:36:58 PM  

dukeblue219: It's not law that corporations are only beholden to shareholders, and certainly not that they're only beholden to shareholders this quarter


But that is their mindset. Hence all the outsourcing to other countries who can't code worth shiat but work cheap so it looks good on the books this quarter (yes, that happened to me, I got over it) but farks themselves over in the long run.
 
2021-01-16 3:41:12 PM  

Linux_Yes: Mugato: Linux_Yes: Mugato: WTF is wrong with this Bezos asshole?

Billions tends to isolate you from reality hence turning you into an asshole.

And the lazy sit at home stock owners are just fine and dandy with that.

Yeah, "my first responsibility is to the stock holders" is the CEO mantra. It absolves them of everything.

By law to be a corporation they must make every effort to increase stock owner value.

By Law


Nope. Dodge v. Ford only says that Henry Ford was out of line for tanking profitability against the wishes of his board, because he correctly guessed that the Dodges were starting their own company and he was spitefully trying to deny them their dividends.

All it affirms is the idea that the board's decisions are the highest rule within the corporation, which was kind of assumed to be the case anyway. Those decisions don't actually have to be profit uber alles, they just have to reflect the will of the shareholders, which only incidentally happens to be profit in nearly every case.

What you're probably thinking of is this jackhole's idea, which unfortunately came into vogue right alongside the Republicans going full evangelical in the 1970s.
 
2021-01-16 3:45:06 PM  

gyruss: Linux_Yes: Mugato: Linux_Yes: Mugato: WTF is wrong with this Bezos asshole?

Billions tends to isolate you from reality hence turning you into an asshole.

And the lazy sit at home stock owners are just fine and dandy with that.

Yeah, "my first responsibility is to the stock holders" is the CEO mantra. It absolves them of everything.

By law to be a corporation they must make every effort to increase stock owner value.

By Law

Nope. Dodge v. Ford only says that Henry Ford was out of line for tanking profitability against the wishes of his board, because he correctly guessed that the Dodges were starting their own company and he was spitefully trying to deny them their dividends.

All it affirms is the idea that the board's decisions are the highest rule within the corporation, which was kind of assumed to be the case anyway. Those decisions don't actually have to be profit uber alles, they just have to reflect the will of the shareholders, which only incidentally happens to be profit in nearly every case.

What you're probably thinking of is this jackhole's idea, which unfortunately came into vogue right alongside the Republicans going full evangelical in the 1970s.


Thank you. I didn't think it was illegal to not have sweat shops because it might not make the shareholders a little richer but I didn't know the legalities of it.
 
2021-01-16 4:59:46 PM  

FatherChaos: Wait, is this one of those "opposite world" things? I thought all Alabama workers were staunch conservatives who accuse unions of being nothing more than corrupt institutions that take bribes and bribe politicians.


The facility is in a Birmingham suburb - that area of Alabama is very blue and liberal, and I suspect most of the workers are Black.

Alabama is pretty much like any other state where the major cities are pretty liberal and rural areas ultra conservative. But in Alabama, there are a lot more people in the rural counties than cities.
 
2021-01-16 5:01:44 PM  

keldaria: Right to work state, they might as well be voting on their favorite box cutter.


Not quite. The union still gives them the power to collectively bargain.

The challenge is that the union has to bring on labor lawyers to help with bargaining and grievances, and dues cover those fees.
 
2021-01-16 5:37:20 PM  

thornhill: keldaria: Right to work state, they might as well be voting on their favorite box cutter.

Not quite. The union still gives them the power to collectively bargain.

The challenge is that the union has to bring on labor lawyers to help with bargaining and grievances, and dues cover those fees.


Exactly, and as a result anyone not part of the union still gets most if not all of the benefits without belonging and in many cases without paying dues. Net result is people drop membership fast and weakens their negotiating position.
 
2021-01-16 6:30:47 PM  
The only thing Bezo's needs to to stop this is tell everyone that the Union is sponsored by Auburn alumni.
 
2021-01-16 9:55:02 PM  
Follow the flow chart.

Consumer------Internet-------Amazon---​---Manufacturer-------UPS-----Consumer​.

There is no ' warehouse '

Wake up sheeple.
 
2021-01-16 10:51:26 PM  
Ya'll remember when unions literally went to farking war for a 5 day work week?
 
2021-01-17 2:59:25 AM  

Meatsim1: Ya'll remember when unions literally went to farking war for a 5 day work week?


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