The Daily Populous

Tuesday October 26th, 2021 morning edition

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A coalition of Amazon warehouse workers in New York City have officially filed a petition for a union election with the National Labor Relations Board on Monday.

The petition must now go through the NLRB's formal representation election process before a vote will be held.

The group of workers, which calls themselves the Amazon Labor Union, are being led by a former fulfillment center employee of the e-commerce giant, Chris Smalls.

The milestone comes some six months after a high-profile union bid by Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, who sought to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.

Ultimately, however, the election resulted in the Alabama workers overwhelmingly voting not to form a union -- though the RWDSU has accused Amazon of union-busting techniques -- Amazon denies this -- and has filed objections over the election with the NLRB.

Smalls told ABC News on Friday that they have more than 2,000 workers who have signed union cards, and they plan to deliver these to the NLRB's office on Monday to file for the union election for four facilities in Staten Island.

"This is truly a remarkable historical moment for all Amazon workers all over the country," the Amazon Labor Union stated. »

Marjorie Taylor Greene & Lauren Boebert accused of helping plan the Capitol Insurrection

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Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert are among the Congressmembers accused of helping plan the Capitol Insurrection Photo: Screenshot/Jim Lambert via Shutterstock.

Several Congressional Republicans – including anti-LGBTQ Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), Lauren Boebert (R-CO), and Louie Gohmert (R-TX) – have been accused of helping plan the January 6 Capitol insurrection as the House investigation into the attack on democracy that day moves forward. »

Extreme couponers were sent to prison in $31.8 million fraud scheme

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New York (CNN Business) The FBI is revealing new details about a $31.8 million counterfeit coupon scheme that landed a Virginia Beach couple in prison for nearly 20 years, combined.

Talens, who is considered the mastermind of the scheme, would create fake coupons with discounts "near or even over" an item's retail value.

The three-year scheme was discovered by the Coupon Information Corporation, which received a tip that someone was making and mailing fraudulent coupons. »

After al-Bayda, the Beginning of the Endgame for Northern Yemen?

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Along with towns in northern Hadramawt, which borders Marib and Shebwa to the east, the three governorates have been functioning as an integrated bloc.

In a signal of its importance, the fighting there has been sharper and more sustained than on most other fronts.

Since late September, the Huthis have used al-Bayda as the launching pad for a multi-front campaign in western Shebwa and northern Abyan. »

Saudi crown prince a ‘psychopath’, says exiled intelligence officer

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00:43 Saudi crown prince a ‘psychopath’, says exiled intelligence officer Saad Aljabri – video.

Aljabri was a close adviser to Mohammed bin Nayef, a former crown prince and interior minister who is being held in Saudi Arabia and has been seen as a potential political rival to Prince Mohammed.

But a declassified US intelligence assessment – released earlier this year – concluded the murder was approved by the crown prince. »