The Daily Populous

Thursday March 18th, 2021 morning edition

image for Bernie Sanders rips into Jeff Bezos: 'You are worth $182 billion ... why are you doing everything in your power to stop your workers' from unionizing?

Sanders criticized Amazon's countering of a union drive in Alabama despite the CEO's record wealth.

At a hearing on Wednesday morning, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke critically about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who declined Sanders' invitation to testify, and Elon Musk, the two wealthiest men.

"If he was with us this morning, I would ask him the following question ... Mr. Bezos, you are worth $182 billion — that's a B," Sanders said.

Why are you doing everything in your power to stop your workers in Bessemer, Alabama, from joining a union?".

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Sanders has been a vocal critic of Amazon, while President Joe Biden has taken a softer approach in referencing the union drive.

In a statement earlier in March, Biden condemned "anti-union propaganda" from large companies but stopped short of naming Amazon. »

Microsoft tried a 4-day workweek in Japan. Productivity jumped 40%

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Now the results of a recent trial at Microsoft (MSFT) suggest it could work even for the biggest businesses.

In addition to reducing working hours, managers urged staff to cut down on the time they spent in meetings and responding to emails.

Employees were also encouraged to cut down on meetings altogether by using an online messaging app (Microsoft's, of course). »