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Amazon wins vote preventing Alabama warehouse workers from unionising

Amazon wins vote preventing Alabama warehouse workers from unionising

Technology
Amazon workers have voted not to unionise at one of the company's warehouses in Alabama in a major victory for the company.The majority of the 3,215 votes cast from roughly 5,800 workers in Bessemer, Alabama, were against unionising, according to a preliminary count by the US National Labor Relations Board. Defeating the move to unionise will be seen as a great success for Amazon, which has reportedly spent millions to monitor and tackle union activities among its workforce, including hiring intelligence analysts to track staff suspected of organising. Image: The Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union is bringing a complaint against the company. Pic: AP The Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) has complained that ...
Moments from the 2021 Masters Tournament

Moments from the 2021 Masters Tournament

Sports
Updated: April 9, 2021 at 5:36 PM The Masters Tournament teed off April 8, 2021, at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Ga. The tournament runs through April 11 with limited in-person spectators. Here's a look at the tournament from UPI photographer Kevin Dietsch. Let's block ads! (Why?) Sports News - UPI.com
Khloe Kardashian tries to get unfiltered photo removed from social media

Khloe Kardashian tries to get unfiltered photo removed from social media

Entertainment
Getty ImagesAs a member of one of the most famous and glamorous families on the planet, Khloe Kardashian is rarely pictured looking less than a million dollars.The TV star and social media influencer and her team usually know how to produce the impossibly perfect image.So after an unfiltered picture was shared to her social media "by mistake" they were keen to have it taken down.They have asked social media platforms to remove it, although their efforts have spurred others to repost it.The natural-looking family photo showed the 36-year-old by a pool in a bikini.The star appeared unusually unairbrushed: more like an image you would see from your friend's lockdown lido swim session than from any of the Kardashians' previous personal campaign shots for their various brands.Kardashian's team ...

Here’s guidance for handling taxes on Covid-related withdrawals from retirement accounts

Finance
MoMo Productions | DigitalVision | Getty ImagesThat early withdrawal from your retirement account last year may have been a life saver. Now, it's time to start paying the taxman.Most retirement savers did not take a distribution under legislation that authorized penalty-free early withdrawals amid the pandemic.However, for those who did, the majority (69%) say they either don't plan to replace any of the money they withdrew or are unable to do so, according to recent research from Principal Financial Group. Another 18% intend to repay part of their withdrawal, and 13% say they'll replace the full amount.Be aware that you're required to include at least a portion of any taxes owed on your 2020 return — which is due May 17. And depending on the tax form you received, extra steps may be requi
Remote working: Is Big Tech going off work from home?

Remote working: Is Big Tech going off work from home?

Technology
Getty ImagesOn Wednesday last week, Google's Fiona Cicconi wrote to company employees.She announced that Google was bringing forward its timetable of moving people back into the office. As of 1 September, she said, employees wishing to work from home for more than 14 days would have to apply to do so. Employees were also expected to "live within commuting distance" of offices. No cocktails by the beach with a laptop, then. The intention was very clear. Sure, you can do more flexible working than you did before - but most people will still have to come into the office. That thinking seemed to fly in the face of much of what we heard from Silicon Valley executives last year, when they championed the virtues of remote working. For example, Twitter's Jack Dorsey made headlines across the world...