The Daily Populous

Wednesday March 31st, 2021 morning edition

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Vote counting began on Tuesday to determine if workers in Bessemer, Alabama, will form the first-ever labor union at an Amazon warehouse in the U.S.

"It could be a real shift if we started to see organizing at Amazon.".

Colvin said a union formation in Alabama could set a "precedent" and inspire other Amazon workers across the country to follow suit.

"Amazon has a lot of facilities around the country and a lot of employees," he added.

"If this is the start of a broader movement towards unionization at Amazon, that would be a big deal to the economy.".

The Alabama workers' unionizing efforts have drawn support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle.

Last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., visited Alabama to meet with some of the workers involved in the unionizing efforts. »

Competition is not helping keep insulin prices low

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Companies then raised the price per milliliter $2.28 in the quarter after a potential competitor cleared stage-four trials.

There was no significant effect when drugs cleared first- and second-stage trials — likely because they were still far from approval, the authors suggested.

Rather, they're insulin drugs that do the same thing existing insulins do, in a biologically different way. »

Sharon Stone Paid Leonardo DiCaprio’s 1995 Salary When Studio Didn’t Want to Cast Him

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Stone was a producer on 1995's "The Quick and the Dead" and fought the studio to hire DiCaprio and director Sam Raimi.

Stone was a producer on the project and reveals in her new book, “The Beauty of Living Twice” (via Insider), she paid for DiCaprio’s salary herself after studio TriStar Pictures refused to cast him.

Stone recalls the studio telling her, “Why an unknown, Sharon, why are you always shooting yourself in the foot?'” »