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Amazon-owned Whole Foods is cutting medical benefits for part-time workers, 13 Sep
The decision, according to the company, is designed "to better meet the needs of our business and create a more equitable and efficient scheduling model," a Whole Foods spokesperson told BI.
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[JEFF "Pecker-stole-my-dick pics" BEZOS] purchased Whole Foods in 2017 for $13.7 billion, and the grocery chain currently employs roughly 95,000 people. Amazon, on the other hand, is worth nearly $910 billion, making it the third most valuable company on the planet behind Apple and Microsoft, both of which passed trillion-dollar market valuations over the past 12 months.
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"The small percentage of part-time team members ... who previously opted into medical benefits through Whole Foods Market's healthcare plan -- less than 2% of our total workforce -- will no longer be eligible to buy into medical coverage through the company," the Whole Foods spokesperson told BI. "We are providing team members with resources to find alternative healthcare coverage options, or to explore full-time, healthcare-eligible positions starting at 30 hours per week."  
'Go back to work': outcry over deaths on Amazon's warehouse floor , 16 Oct
[FILE PHOTO A woman works at a packing station at the 855,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images]
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An Amazon worker on the same shift told the Guardian: "Bill was on the floor for quite some time and nobody knew that time until cameras were reviewed, but in 20 minutes a worker in a nearby department [?] saw him lying on the floor and then began radio callouts for 911. It really is unbelievable how Bill was laying there for 20 minutes and nobody nearby saw until an Amnesty* worker with a radio** came by."

The worker, who requested to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation, noted the Amnesty worker started CPR after finding Foister. Amnesty workers are Amazon floor monitors who ensure the warehouse floors are clear and reset robot units when necessary.

The incident is among the latest in a series of accidents and fatalities that have led to Amazon's inclusion on the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health's 2019 Dirty Dozen list of the most dangerous employers in the United States. The report cited six Amazon worker deaths between November 2018 and April 2019, and several news reports over the past few years that have detailed dangerous working conditions.

Foister, a stower who scanned and stocked warehouse shelves with products at an Amazon warehouse in Etna, Ohio, just outside of Columbus, went into cardiac arrest on 2 September 2019.


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* "Amnesty" is a task of the Inventory Control and Quality Assurance (ICQA) "department". ICQA "associates" assigned to amnesty retrieve damaged, misplaced, broken unit packs, etc. from pick/pack/stow stations. "Stow" stations receive inventory off transport (INBOUND ops) to be sorted by "pick" department into KSP bot or stationary storage racks. "Pack" department is OUTBOUND ops.
** at Bal'more fulfillment radio were stationed at one end and manager's "desk" of each floor, not ty[ically in good working order.
 

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 21st, 2019 at 04:41:49 AM EST
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"Pick" pulls collated orders from KSP (sorts units) into the yellow bins [PHOTO] sent to "pack". (Pack assembly config varies according to FC layout; PHOTO shows a high-frequency, pre-sorted "singles" set-up, units/ship < 4. "Multiples" set-up incorporates pickers and packers in one assembly location from "stow" by conveyor belt. ICQA (not on amnesty task duty) scan/store units into KSP sent from "stow."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 21st, 2019 at 05:01:03 AM EST
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APsplainin | Detroit-area men who sent millions to Yemen spared prison
One by one, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn declined to send them to prison, despite guidelines that call for a few years or more behind bars. He noted that Yemen's financial system is a mess and its residents desperately need help.
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"Only people without compassion" would object to the light sentences, the 95-year-old judge told The Associated Press. "As I've been here longer," Cohn said, "I've come to the realization that the rules are flexible -- at least to me."
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Since 2018, federal prosecutors in Detroit have charged nine people in an investigation of cash transfers to Yemen. Bank accounts were opened in the names of shell businesses, then used to deposit and wire roughly $90 million over a seven-year period, according to plea agreements filed in court.
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It's unfair to "shed the traditions and practices of your homeland," Cohn told Hazem Saleh, who possibly faced five years in custody for handling $22.6 million. Judges don't have to follow sentencing guidelines, and Cohn rejected prison terms. He placed Saleh and five others on supervised release, a form of probation. Three others await sentencing.

"Please look at me as you would look at your own son," Ahmed Al-Howshabi told the judge in July. "I can truthfully say I did not understand the laws and regulations of operating such a business."



Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Mon Oct 21st, 2019 at 05:55:53 AM EST
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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Oct 25th, 2019 at 03:19:09 AM EST
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APsplainin | Pentagon hands Microsoft $10B 'war cloud' deal, snubs Amazon
"Amazon said Friday it was surprised by the decision."

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sun Oct 27th, 2019 at 11:03:49 PM EST
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APsplainin | possible Amazon challenge over [JEDI contract]
"inappropriate and improvident" comments by Trump, sez Steven Schooner, a professor of government procurement law at George Washington University. Rly? That's all you got?

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Nov 1st, 2019 at 04:41:49 PM EST
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Cry me a river, World.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Thu Dec 5th, 2019 at 11:39:47 PM EST
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The wall is back up: "Unlimited Articles From $2/Wk - The New York Times"

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Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Dec 6th, 2019 at 11:22:51 PM EST
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