35 Burst results for "Bessemer"
"bessemer" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Joe hendrix would later changed his name to hank ballard. He would be the lead singer. Songwriter for hank ballard and the bidden midnight. Here's one of the first rock and roll artists as they were called at the time to emerge in the early fifties in an influence on elvis. He had hits with work with meat nanny. An answer songs and he had a baby and he's eight fanning he would be inducted in the rock and roll hall of fame in nineteen ninety largely on these success coming from bessemer alabama of a song. He wrote in fifty eight and recorded in fifty nine called the twists in a year. Later a knockoff of fats domino chubby checker would record the song on this day in nineteen sixty chubby checker would take that soma actually would not yet. He would perform the song for the first time on. Tv which he did on american bandstand he would go to number one and start the huge twist dance grace. Turn that up a look thinking.
"bessemer" Discussed on The Official SaaStr Podcast
"I've been curious. Let's talk about your a few things in the broader portfolio. Because i remember when you invested in canada in particular right and a little bit of toast when you invest in canada mike. Listen i've been using canvas for years. I'm a power user. I always considered our second or third designer right. I mean it every week so no question iconic company. I was surprised at the time that that would be in the bessemer sweet spot. It seemed a little late. it was already invested a billion or two pre money. Didn't you whenever it was and obviously you've probably made more money on that then that a ton of other deals at low evaluations. How did you what was in. Your teams might have getting conviction around these canvas toast multibillion because you're when you invested billions you're making a decca corn bet inherently right. It's got michelle. How did you evolve. you're thinking. And why were these. Deca corn to be calvin toast when you guys did him because i thought they were expensive at the time but they weren't right yes so An very different answers with Same comment annoying teams which goes to scale of potential opportunity. But toast after credit. My partner bennett. Who actually seated ning incubated the cupcakes. So they were literally based on our massachusetts office in the early days. And so that was like really. You'll hands on exciting venture work. And then we supported them through subsequent rounds and also invested in their billion dollar finance things. I think they are the probably Well currently they are certainly valuable vertical sas private company. They should also be the largest vertical sats. Ipo when they choose to go public in the history and certainly one of the top three software..
"bessemer" Discussed on The Official SaaStr Podcast
"Og and favorite friends byron dealer from bessemer venture partners. Byron's been part of the sastre community since the very beginning. He's done the state of the cloud both digitally in the real world. That's astor annuals for six years or something like that. Been all over. His partners have come disaster. Europen the same byron. I've worked together in some capacity since i started in sas and wanted to bring him on today. Talk a little bit about his event coming up the cloud one hundred awards and then talk about really a as we come into these last seasons of covert and a rave new world. What's really going on in saas with you know unicorns being minted hourly can't even keep up with my newsletters. What's going on. Seems like everything's just going up but not really wanna dig into all these things with byron for a few minutes. First of all byron. Thanks for joining us today. It's great to have you back on jason. You is make fun any time. And i appreciate you not putting years to the tenure of our of our relationship is I've there's now a two decade handle. I'm that richard scary. So let's first just talk for a minute about the cloud one hundred. This is for a couple of reasons but this isn't award. You've been doing for six years for one hundred of the top cloud fast companies. First of all when is this year. It's digitally is a sold out. Can i still get a ticket. How gimme gimme the deeds on the cloud. One hundred you bet thank you. I mean this has been an outgrowth of a lot of clouds education committed. Velma we done for years. We do it in partnership with forbes magazine each year and salesforce ventures and the shift. We made last year forcibly. So because of kovic was we took it offline event. Moved it online. It used to be very intimate event with The top one hundred private cloud. Ceo's the public cloud ceo's who are the judges and then a small community around that sub two hundred people in a room going really deep. We flip that on a tag last year and open it up. Onto the extra community used the content we used to have internally at some very focused discussions in and sessions that ended up attracting tens of thousands of viewers and and over a million kind of video impressions. And so we're gonna roll forward with that format again this year..
Britney Spears Approved to Hire Her Own Lawyer
"Over yet. But there are some new twists in the Britney Spears case. ABC s Andrea Fuji has the latest Britney Spears is celebrating. Overnight she posted to Instagram saying, New with real representation Today I feel gratitude and blessed. This is me celebrating by horseback riding and doing CART wheels today. In court Wednesday, The judge granted Spears request to hire her own lawyer in the fight to end her 13 year conservatorship controlled by her father, Celebrity attorney Matthew Rosengarten will now represent her question remains. Why is he involved? Should step down voluntarily. As that is, in the best interest a Britney Spears in court. A tearful spears called in by phone, demanding her father, Jamie Spears be removed from her conservatorship, saying she wants him charged with conservator abuse Spears saying I am here to get rid of my dad. The singer, claiming I was extremely scared of my dad. Spears detailed what she calls her illegal work schedule in which she says she was forced to be available 10 hours per day every day, And at times, she says, her caretakers took away her hair, vitamins and even her coffee. Spears, saying that's not abuse. That's just cruelty. Jamie Spears was adamant He is not stepping down his lawyers arguing for their side of the story to be heard, saying, There are a lot of misstatements in Britney's testimonies. The judge also approved the resignation of Bessemer Trust as co conservator. That means as of now, Jamie Spears is the sole manager of his daughter's $60 million estate. But Spears wants the conservatorship ended altogether without facing a medical evaluation, she says. If one is necessary, she'd like Jodi Montgomery, her co conservator of person to stay on and handle the transition. There will be another court hearing on Monday in which the judge will examine Jodi Montgomery's request for security to be paid out from the trust. As she claims she's receiving death threats. Andrea Fujii.
"bessemer" Discussed on MyTalk 107.1
"Let's kick off this dirt alert with some Kesha news. Cash is going after Dr Luke for the money that it's cost her to fight his defamation case after a judge is favorable ruling on Wednesday, which was yesterday, there was a lot of celebrity legal news happening is real kidding. So we didn't even get to this cash A news so the filing is the latest in a protracted court battle between cash and Dr Luke. Who sued cash in 2014 after she accused him of drugging and raping her as well as molesting Katy Perry. But a judge to yesterday Excuse me granted catchers request. To use a recently strengthened free speech law that would allow her to go after Dr Luke for the costs. She spent defending herself in this eight year legal battle. Yeah, According to this ruling, Kesha is entitled to come compensation and punitive damages and her attorney's fees and costs incurred defending the suit. So say the court papers. My gosh, That's eight years, eight years. Unbelievable. Yeah, Unbelievable. I mean that That's longer than I feel like Kesha was really active as a pop star. She's been fighting right. So good news for Kesha yesterday. Let's talk about Tamar Braxton on the cover of the latest issue of People magazine, saying Reality TV almost killed me. That's the headline. And saying, I chose to change my life. So it's been a year since Tamar Braxton tried to take her own life, and she's opening up about how reality TV almost killed her, she said of that time, that time in my life was so dark and heavy. I didn't see how it's going to come out the other side and I didn't even know that there was another side. But I chose to change my life if you recall last July. The Mars then boyfriend, David found her unresponsive. That's right. So she is said Was that a show she did with her sister? Was that Braxton family life, I think, Yeah, I think sisters. She did it. And it was on for a while. A few years. Braxton family values. Yeah. So she said that, um, she is talking about the trauma of experiencing being molested as a young girl. She opened up Wendy Williams about that in 2018. But Tamar says that I thought I had successfully buried that part of me, but it was manifesting in different ways that trauma, she said. It was coming up and how I dealt with things emotionally. How I looked at situations and how she conducted herself. So pretty riveting interview with Tamar Braxton, If you want to go pick up the latest issue of People magazine is good when people can like, really share the real true feelings about stuff. Absolutely. Blake. Sheldon. Gwen Stefani got their marriage license, So they did that. They get married. This married right now. What is this has been a very long engagement has been now the couple received their marriage license on Tuesday in Oklahoma. This is, according to Page six. And that Blake and Gwen have 10 days from when they filed the marriage license to say I do. That's for Oklahoma law, meaning that the wedding is eminent. Probably happening over the long Fourth of July weekend. Yeah, I bet I bet Yeah, yeah, So TMZ reporting that Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani and Gwen Stefani's three sons flew out to Oklahoma. Friday after finishing the voice that would be last weekend and that they sent their private plane to pick up the rest of Gwen Stefani's immediate family probably still living in Southern California or the fun thing, because they probably haven't all gotten together in a year and a half, and they're going to be all out on the ranch and privacy and, you know, it'll be amazing party. Well, you know, we're going to get the exclusive photos somewhere we're going to. We're going to see those, um, updating you on Britney Spears conservatorship. So the latest news That happened this afternoon is that Bessemer Trust has requested to resign from the co conservator arrangement that they have with Britney Spears did yesterday. Well, they're they're saying this is what is it? This is what customer trust is saying is that they're citing Britney Spears public criticism of the conservatorship. Now, Bessemer Trust is a huge wealth management firm. They manage more than $100 billion in assets. In this new court filing, they want to resign due to changed circumstances. This is their words. This court filing. Bessemer Trust says that they were told that Britney Spears conservatorship was voluntary, and that Britney Spears had consented to the company acting as co conservator. That is so bad. He has the worst lawyer, but that lawyer was appointed by her dad. Her dad has been the one all alone. Mhm and Riddle me that riddle us this Holly. How does Britney only be worth $60 Million with this kind of a career? I would like to see the receipts of this conservatorship and where all of that money and fees have been going. Look at how much is she spending on lawyers? 10 grand a week to this sucky lawyer who Hasn't didn't This specimen stuff was supposed to have been filed back in November. Uh, now now, Bessemer Trust has been approved by the court as co conservative state latte. Wolf's the last fall. They were but Bessemer Trust they haven't taken any action as co conservator. They haven't received any of the assets of that $60 million estate that Britney Spears has, nor has it taken any fees so best were trust hasn't even taken any money in any of this. They haven't done anything, but they're like, Wait, wait, wait. Hold the phone. We don't want to be part of it. We don't want to be part of This, and we were also told something that apparently according to Britney Spears herself is not true. And she said this in court. Jesus. It's messy. Ruby is being done wrong. So wrong by her dad. I hope she does get a sue him. Mm hmm. I mean, really, Yeah, it's it is messy and complicated and even and that lawyer should be like there should be charges or negligence or something he did not represent. Her interests put put him on a $2000 a month allowance to see how he feels. Was that what it is 2000 and I'm like that. But she's being him 10 grand a week Exactly. Take that 10 grand a week away and see how he can live. Well, yeah, Yeah, Exactly. Now, you know, interestingly enough. Just this afternoon, Senator Elizabeth Warren is kind of getting into the free, she said reports on Britney Spears conservatorship show our guardianship systems longstanding gaps. That can strip people of basic rights and leave them vulnerable to expect abuse. Excuse me an exploitation Elizabeth Warren teaming up with the Justice Department to address some of these problems, also with Senator Bob Casey so looking, did you watch that movie? I care about you or whatever Whatever it's called with Rosamund Pike. She was nominated. And it shows that it's about conservatorship. I did not watch it, and we keep getting the emails from people telling us to watch this movie. Well, I care about you a lot, I think is the name of it. Rosamund Pike won a golden Globe for her performance in that movie, So I suppose what I think the right mindset needs to happen to be interested in watching that movie. Yeah, it gets a little dark, right? That's what I heard, too. But I also heard it's enlightening. Right about how for cock to an archaic the conservatorship laws are? Mm hmm. So it seems like some real change may come of this. And you know, at the end of the hope that Britney Is in a place where she can find some peace. Moving. Yeah, at the very least moving on poor thirsty. Alex Rodriguez. Won't somebody invite him to the taco Tuesday party doing.
Jeff Bezos Evolution - Brad Stone Author of Amazon Unbound - Voicebot Podcast Ep 214 - burst 14
"So what have you learned since writing the book since that. You should know beforehand. Oh boy i mean you know amazon just moves so quickly that you always wish when you write about any big tech company yet your hope that You know you kind of wish god. I wish i could have had a couple more weeks or months on it base. Go into space right. I always i knew. I mean in the everything store i quote a friend saying is making all this money to go to space so i knew that was in the cards. I didn't quite know that would be getting on the first crude new shepherd mission suborbital space. It seems like a risk to me. that is You know that's That's one thing the battle with the union in bessemer alabama and amazon winning that again. There's a there's a big threat and amazon unbound about amazon's Animosity towards the unions and bazo sa's personal reluctance to see his workers unionized the way in which they fought tooth and nail to sway. The vote in bessemer was it was interesting was a great ill would've had loved to have had that illustration of something that i was writing about right But i don't know by enlarge like we talked about him. Resigning a ceo. And i did put that in the book. And but you know i felt like actually that was a story i was already telling of bezos evolving and try and and and really becoming a different kind of leader and his is opening up to a world beyond amazon and wanting to go on adventures and enjoy that well extravagant wealthy had and so in some ways. His resignation was just a capstone to a story. I was already
"bessemer" Discussed on The Twenty Minute VC
"Us down this path of okay. Let's do some account management so that we can work with our customers and ultimately let's layer an outbound sales rhythm to acquire more of them. I love that story. Voicemails on jazz phone. I'd be willing to on jeff because it's iraq. Really scale excel at scaling as he has done from founding to ipo in public ceo today. What do you think enabled him to scale so successfully through those stages of inflection points to his leadership. I think for me very much stay him. Being is incredible full leader as the inspiration was with his books. He's been very big proponent francisco itself as a hub. And that's been a big change you'll mice. How do you think by his development allowed him to develop so well so i would look at probably his humility and a little bit market paranoia as just amazingly positive traits almost in the nba sense of only the paranoid survive but more importantly he constantly wants to get better and doesn't believe whatever one's has somehow in the sense of he doesn't let it go to heddon and i'll say that it's really easy to get convinced that you're at the top of the world and you're untouchable and lose that edge. And he never has. I mean i remember talking the night that he is on the cover of forbes magazine and just the whole discussion was how can i be better. What can i be doing what else you be there. And i'm like jeff. I love you to step back and just enjoy the moment. Like just you've earned this deserve this. Like the title of the forest cover was the world's sexiest stock like they were crushing. And yet he's constantly saying how. Can i be better. And then the part and i'm glad you brought up his efforts for san francisco. We should also mention that. The pledge one percent commitment were not only embraced but he's lead and pushed and believes in like he. It sounds great but he literally wants to leave the world a better place. I love the fact that he's a multi-billionaire. Because i'm convinced that money will go into society and community and he will have immense impact and he will invest it like he does. The business were there will be leverage on that it won't be traditional flappy. It will be leveraged philanthropy. And i look at plenty percent where he early on came to the board and said i want to allocate one percent of tulio's equity and not in like a marketing way where it's one percent of when we founded but like one percent now immediately pre ipo. Which by the way is now worth hundreds of millions of dollars. And this is what i want to do with it. And higher up the dot org team and have impact when people were fleeing san francisco during covid and crapping on the the city unfortunately literally but also figuratively in terms of leadership. And things he talked to me in a bunch of folks saying look. We got lock arms. This isn't a time to do california accidents or the san francisco exodus or whatever like this city and the state was great for us. We need to return the favor. And he's like yup tech being beaten up this and that like i don't care. He reached out to london breed organized. Ceo's to come together. He donated quietly personally. He organized leo support very publicly like the community. Stuff is super real for him. And that's why. I love still being on the board today like it's for me source of positive energy. He's an example of how i hope. Future leaders behave and how they view the platform as not only an opportunity to have a voice. But frankly kind of a burden where you need to be responsible about it and with wealth and success comes responsibility and and he's also example of what you should do without power. I couldn't agree. More in terms of kind of wealth and power comes responsibility. You kind of the money album. I didn't want to touch on the funding itself. Because again too many before jason. Lampkin ask you. This was the mathematician you doubled and tripled down. He also how do you know when to double and triple down investment. This is something. We're constantly trying to figure out. And i would say the industry has helped us through the last couple years now. Of course if you look back over the ten years the answer is just about any company in the bessemer portfolio. We should've gone all in on because one we've been pretty good. Picking into this market has been fantastic in the tailwinds here have been glorious. Where the scale of outcomes what used to be a home run and a half billion dollars for an ipo is now a fifty billion dollar above ipo. I mean literally. Hundreds of magnitude bigger than was the homerun scenario ten or fifteen years ago and so. It's been tremendously empowering as we bessemer think about what does company support look like and we raised a vehicle that we don't really publicize but we call century funds specifically for this. And it's kind of a riff on the cloud hundred which we do each year with forbes in the top one hundred private cloud companies as well as thinking about the companies of the next century. And who do we see as those flag bearers for tackle for the community and our goal is to support a companies all the way through their private life including through ipo. At times and a lot of times that means supporting outside live rounds. And we're not sharp elbowed pitch. We're not gonna box people out if that's right answer for the company at all and unfortunately some firms are doing that more and more and i don't think that's great for founders. But the flip is we absolutely will be there to say. Hey this is how we invest this how we approach it and were eager to do that. And i think that's part of being a global platform. And i do believe that the world is going to skew a bimodal curve where there's going to be super stage or regional firms. I put you in that bucket where you are going to be fantastic european partner for c. stage firms and we look forward to coming in after marking your deals up and then there's going to be global platforms. That play multi-stage multisector multi geography and very clearly bessemer venture partners as indoor number two. We have nine offices around the world. Ten billion plus a capital and we want to be the best partner for those companies all the way through the journey. Can i ask you a tough. One is the rise of preemptive rounds from phones hedge funds late stage pre. Ipo.
Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Needs to Do a Better Job for Employees
"After a union at an alabama warehouse amazon founder. Jeff bezos acknowledged that amazon has to do better for its workers and vowed to make amazon a safer place to work base me the promise yesterday in his annual letter to shareholders. He said he didn't take comfort in the outcome of the recent union election in bessemer alabama even the workers there overwhelmingly rejected a union basis. Said quote. I think we need to do a better job for our employees. He'll be stepping down. Ceo later this year will become executive chair of the online shopping. Giant and treatment of workers has been in the spotlight during the pandemic while corona virus was raging warehouse. Workers had to pack orders as amazon. Sales soared the new york attorney. General is suing amazon for not doing enough to protect workers against the virus at two facilities in the
"bessemer" Discussed on Rubicon: The Impeachment of Donald Trump
"bessemer" Discussed on Rubicon: The Impeachment of Donald Trump
"If you in a democracy. Say i'm not gonna let you talk about this issue. That is fundamentally along in a democracy. You don't fix it so you can't even have a conversation lease it used to be. That had to debate on the floor but that was that was bad too but today they don't even have to do that. You get a few people that just say we're not even gonna have the conversation in a democracy that should be. that's why we shouldn't talk about the filibuster. As being a piece of a rule that has been used to block. Civil rights is been a rule used to try to block every progressive piece of legislation says the founding of this country. And what amazes me as we always want to give concessions to that is wrong from the root is wrong fundamentally. So here's what we say. We say is a rule of the filibuster rule that would that was put in place when when the senate was all white man when the senate was full of white men who were also pro slavery or slavery sympathizers rule that has no place. There's nowhere in the constitution was never intended by the found right. Here's a rule that was used to block. Every piece of anti-slavery legislation is a rule that was used to block women's suffrage for over two years. His rule has been used to block. Lame rights Here's a rule that was used to block an anti lynching law in the nineteen thirties. Filibuster was used to block. Eighteen year olds from from getting the right vote. Where has the filibuster ever being a tool of democracy. So why would you wanna carve out when you've actually put something in. That should never be worked around in the first place in the filibuster. I don't like it when people do wrong. Things we make concessions with raw. Let's go to the constitution. Do what the constitution intended. I even hear some democrats say sometimes. Well we want to keep it just in case we're not in power what if you would ended and vote and pass the as that. Seventy eighty percent of the country agrees with the kinds of bills that impact people's lives their pocketbooks their healthcare they're voting rights out there the immigrant rights. You wouldn't have to worry about being in power because you would stimulate the vote. You know right now in this country portland wealthy out. Third of the elective. percentage elected by million people. Thirty five million voted in this past election. Twenty nine million voted in the hundred sixteen election. We've had six million voted this election. We did a study and the study with columbia university. We ask portlaoise be. What is the number. One reason you don't vote wasn't voter suppression. Nobody talks about issues and when people get elected they do not focus on policies. That will live poor no wealthy. But what if you in the filibuster Impact people's live with public policy. That's a whole has thirty some million votes that you could tap that you could expand electorate so i could selfishly. Say that okay. Let's just do the civil rights fees but not do the economic pieces but the civil rights movement didn't never never bifurcated justice like that you vote. Economics rights in civil rights is all connected is all connected. So i'm not willing to say nobody should say let's concede what we should say is less end. And if if if you can't introduce you if you say don't match and can ended this year that maybe in the twenty twenty two. We need to make sure we win some more seats and we primary of the people is blocking it so that you can get a thirty one votes do what needs to be done and when you get it. And here's the physical state. That's may years ago when they had both of the senate and the house represented and they had the modules. Some of the stuff that should have been passed wasn't passed then so what. I'm saying that they don't make that mistake again. You get the power used to power. This debate over the filibuster has mostly centered around the issue. Voting rights and democracy reform rather than labor rights per se. I think there's a few reasons for that but the obvious one which which reverend warnock and others have observed Is the tool of the political. Minorities are using to make it harder for ethnic and racial minorities. Taxes is the right to vote in political elections And so the filibuster is kind of central to this question of whether we're going to have a multiethnic multiracial democracy or not. To what extent do you see things like the best swimmer. Fight labor unions as part of that same story. This is all just one big fight. We don't often make that connection and it's a dangerous thing not to make it 'cause if you make the suppression of voting rights as just targeted at black people and the extremists and the so-called filed. The right i don't like that term before Republicans they want us to argue that part now legally under the law. We know that that's a legal category the race speech right you you take in the court you prove that. His stomach. racism that fundamentally violates the voting rights act fundamentally violates the fourteenth amendment equal protection under the law but fifteen amendments as you cannot deny oil bridge what we have to understand is why the voter suppression. It's not just to keep black. People from voting is targeted at black people to keep black white brown age and maybe fusion coalitions from coming together is the to designed to win political power so you can control economic power right. Which is why you can't ever separate the two that. That's one of the geniuses of dr king not in nineteen sixty eight but in nineteen sixty five at end of the summer montgomery marks. He knew he connected the fight for voting rights and the fight for economic rights and economic justice as tied at the hip right. Why is that the same some of the same voter suppression. Laws are being put in place in west. Virginia where hardly any black people that are happening in. George why is it in an arizona as the same way it is in north carolina. Why is it now. Over three hundred bills. In over of what forty states well is because of the fia of fusion coalition the demographic shifts where black brown and white people can make different. Annotate is the fear of poor low. Well people this past election fifty. Five percent of low web people voted for by dallas. If we began to frame that and folks in in that that fundamentally transforms the elected so what happens is the stream is walk. Us the only talk about voter suppression as a quote unquote attack on black people. It is an attack on black people. But it's an attack fundamental on the democracy. And you have to look at. Why all of these laws will be passed to feel is the republicans have not want a majority of the vote. In the presidential election. In what twenty. Some years unreal series majority and the goal is to block fusion organizing and voting coalitions. That will lead to economic power..
"bessemer" Discussed on Rubicon: The Impeachment of Donald Trump
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They were surprised and impressed. That biden issued a statement at all with respect to to the bessemer fight. What do you view as a pro union president's proper role in a situation like this is there more that biden could've done without sort of stepping out of the bounds of appropriate for president. To do i don't know about more per se. I was there. I wasn't surprised because gordon september of last year we had a gathering more mobilizing organizing registering educating people. The movement vote that was coordinated by the poor people's campaign and our forty-one coordinating committees across the country in our labor partners and other partners and some one point four million people showed up on that call. President came on. We invited trump. The then president came on former vice president and a president biden came on these addressing. Poverty would not to be an aspiration but a theory of change at least because of you if addressing poverty low of theory of change then you have to be pro union pro labor rights. I mean that's you have to be pro living wages and not only did he speak out on the best. Thanks specifically which is what a president should do the exact speak out the clearly And say what ought to happen when he was running. He said we need a living wage and union rights. He's fifty million union and he made a centerpiece of his electoral strategy. Not bleeds on the margin. That's what we need. We have to make sure that these issues of dealing with systemic poverty dealing with low wage. Low wealth deal with systemic. Racism are centerpieces not side issues but centerpieces both doing election process and in the process of governing the president before he even finished his first one hundred days to stave side by side with a fight like the fight. Investment is exactly the right thing that needs to be done because you used the Bid to say clearly forthrightly I stand with workers. And i stayed with their right to organize your about opponent of the filibuster One idea democrats have kicked around. They've sort of worked through amongst themselves. What to do about the filibuster is to create a carve out that would make civil rights and voting rights legislation exempt. is that concession. You could accept given the likelihood that it would omit things like. The proactive aren't civil rights bills on at least on their face. What i keep trying to figure out why we trying to carve out which was never put in in the first place. It wasn't good into constitution. So we they all her politician. They swear to uphold the constitution. They don't swear to whole good old boy network backroom deals that were cut way long away a long time ago. Not an avowed opponent alexander. Hamilton wanted out of only you know he said alexander hamilton and i paraphrased said that the filibuster would actually empower a minority in the congress to basically are dictate to the congress. That's not democracy. A minority in the senate being able to block legislation that would live monagas become country. That's not fair. That's not justice. The filibuster is contrary to the basic constitutional principle of establishing justice. At one person. One vote this is contrary to that but it's also contra deepens religious values. There's a scripture that jews. Muslims and christians all honor as they attempt to ten and a little bit says. Low under those who legislate evil at robbed a pool of their rights. One translation of the word filibuster.
"bessemer" Discussed on Rubicon: The Impeachment of Donald Trump
"You know yes. We need a stiffening of our labor. Lost you know. It's amazing to me that we even you look at calvin. The corporations basically got everything they asked for. I know the first colour bill. Eighty four percent of the money to corporations and banks eighty four percent of the money are half trillion dollar bailout to giant corporations because it has the potential for donald trump in his administration to use this money. Shit joe reward their political friends and punish their political enemies. The people who are low wage workers who are workers like those at amazon. You know some twenty thousand people at amazon contract and covert. Some people died. That's the statistics that we got from. The union organizers But these were the people who are on the front lines the first to have to go to work. I get infected minimum. The i get sick the first to die all over this country we have to become a nation that does more than give people a name. Change on a hand. Clap was remembering when in the middle of kobe remember. People used to come out on their roofs at night and they would clap the hands and it. Pots and lake. Noise came up with this raise. Interest work what is it like to be on the front lines of public health crisis. I'm not a doctor. I'm not a policeman. But i do work in a grocery store and i tried to do my part to help the public because this is a assessing. It has to be done. somebody has to do it. We gotta do more than be complementary. The question is what are the essentials that work as me and they need the union labor rights. They need to be able to stand against these states. That have these so called right to work laws which sounds actually a as a positive thing. But it's not you know it means the right key five basically the the right not work and we have to understand the history you know. We did a forum on The union movement in alabama. And again. my my friend who wrote the book. hammond hold. He was historian he Gave us the history of how became a right to work. He said that it was in the nineteen fifties the nineteen fifties dad. What is white southern racist aristocracy could not stand the miners union. The miners would when most pas powerful unions in the south organizing black and white people so they decided that they were gonna leave them as communists then he said that they somehow the aristocracy for nagel got did in them lacey pe- in alabama to write letters against the manners calling them communists the union and they use de them push forward the right to work law and then the next year they outlawed the nwcg. I mean that's kind of trickery that's been done in the south and here we are today and a company can feel as though it they can get away with mended. Things to workers are saying happened doing this election because the laws are not strong enough. And that's why there's new laws being proposed. It should be fast. It should be free is to be without intimidation. workers should get accurate information The corporations should not be given the advantage over the worker. I take to be saying that. It's the passage of laws that at least in part contribute to the hostility labor unions in the south Do you think that the outcome of this election might have been different if other laws like the pro act which you alluded to were the law of the land already or if there's a second bite at the apple. After the proactive becomes law it becomes law. Do you think the fortunes will switch and the workers will prevail on a on a second attempt. I think they will i think. But that's why you have to connect this likely union rice. The fight for vota voting rights. We have to understand every state in the south after the shelby decision. Interesting enough to came out at alabama as well. has passed racist. Voter suppression law. Why's that important the unions because the same people and this is. This is why we have to talk about voter suppression beyond just a racial issue in his race. But it's also connected to class every politician that benefits from racialized what suppression at racialized redistricting is also anti living wages. Anti union rights anti healthcare anti lgbtq anti more money for public education. We have to start connecting these dots. So that the fight for instance against voter suppression in the south and across the country is not just black folks. Fight is the fight for is the fight for progressive agenda. Because you have to have people in place office to change the laws now now that you have a democratic house and senate we must that these bills must be passed. It should have been past years ago when democrats have bigger majority but certainly man and lasted. That is also while we have to connect the filibuster to economic justice because the way in which the filibusters using a certain way. It's being used by joe manchin man. We can't talk about it. He just against the filibuster. No if you support the filibuster which is not a constitutional regulation if you support filibuster. We have to call him out. You are anti voting rights if you support the filibuster you're anti union rights because the filibuster down through the years has not just it was not just us to block slavery laws and civil rights laws. The filibuster was used to block. Women's suffrage it was used to block. Labor rights is you use the block. Fighting unemployed was us the block. The consumer protection agency is bigger than just the race fees so we have to have the simultaneous conversations and so having connect so yes. The democrats now should push forward. It needs to happen and workers need to be given a level playing field. That's all a level playing field in these battles coming up. What reverend barber thought of president biden show support for the best more workers. And i'll ask him should democrats compromise on the filibuster. Repealing it only for civil rights bills when we returned.
"bessemer" Discussed on Rubicon: The Impeachment of Donald Trump
"Labor unions used to be the backbone of the democratic party but over the past several decades political and economic trends in the us and around the world caused a realignment. Republicans had declared war on workers trying to ram through a so called right to work law. It would essentially gut the state's neighbor movement including his historic auto unions governor walker. Today sat here at this desk assigned the right to work legislation and make wisconsin the twenty fifth state to have it majority. Republicans approved a bill to strip most collective bargaining rights public employees. The right went to war with unions. An increasingly new liberal democratic party sometimes joined them trade agreements globalized markets union density plummeted the damn labor alliance weekend and the cloud. Unions held within the democrat. Coalition shrank the white working. Class drifted toward the gop and donald trump accelerated the drift. He came to our members. And said i'm going to change the rules of the economy and they believed him unfortunately the rule. He's changing hurt them. He's opposed every increase in the minimum wage. He's changed the regulation to take over time away from a couple of million people. He's proposed a trillion. Dollar cuts to medicare and medicaid He's done all rolled back health and safety standards doors worker now. Trump has gone. The economy wrecked his promise to those workers. Almost entirely unfulfilled in many political observers. See a dilemma. President biden can seek to rebuild the obama coalition of educated white americans and minorities of all economic classes with multicultural appeals or he can try to reverse the hemorrhaging of working class whites from the democratic party with economic appeals. What if these visions aren't in conflict at all. And what if unions are the glue that can unify a multiethnic multiracial working-class under a single political umbrella biden. Seems to want a test. The theory us put power in the hands of workers. Union lift up workers both union and nonunion and especially black and brown workers rhetorically. He's the most pro union president we've had in decades one of the first personnel decisions. He made after he took office was to fire. the union. busting council of the national labor relations board more recently. He thrilled organize labor supporters. By endorsing the right of amazon worker at a warehouse in bessemer alabama to form a union free from the choice to join a union is up to the workers. Full stop full. Stop over the next few days and weeks. Workers in alabama and all across america are voting on whether to organize a union in their work. It was a historically pro-labor statement particularly compared to recent us presidents and the battleground was striking a union drive in the notoriously anti union deep south of a majority black workforce against one of the most powerful corporations in the world.
Jeff Bezos Promises to Make Amazon “Earth’s Best Employer” in Farewell Letter
"As we know. Jeff bezos is relinquishing his. Ceo title later this year and so this morning. He released his final letter to shareholders as amazon ceo. And it's interesting. He directly addressed one of the elephants in the room and suggested that amazon should extend its famous obsession with customer experience to cover care for amazon's own employees as well quoting cnbc. Bazars pointed to the recent union election outcome. At one of amazon's warehouses as an example of why the company needs to address challenges within its workforce last week amazon secured enough votes to defeat a historic unionization. Drive at its bessemer. Alabama warehouse which if successful would have represented the first union at a us amazon facility while the voting results were lopsided and our direct relationship with employees is strong. It's clear to me that we need a better vision for how we create value for employees. A vision for their success. Bazo wrote amazon has famously held a core set of leadership principles chief among them being customer obsessed in the future bazo said he wants amazon to do the same for its employees quote. Despite what we've accomplished it's clear to me that we need a better vision for our employees success. Bazo said we have always wanted to be earth's most customer centric company. We won't change that. It's what got us here. But i am committing us to an addition we are going to be earth's best employer and earth's safest place to work and quotes in his new role as executive chairman. Bazo said he plans to focus on how to make amazon's warehouses safer. Roughly forty percent of work related injuries are sprains or strains mostly due to repeating the same motions and our common among new employees. He
"bessemer" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Bessemer, Alabama. Is over, at least for now. And according to the ballot count, workers at the facility voted overwhelmingly not to form a union. It's a disappointing result for labor organizers, but definitely not the end of the road. Lauren. Cory, Girlie is a senior staff writer at Motherboard Vices Tech site. She's been covering this story from the start and she joins me now, Lauren, welcome back to the takeaway. Hey, Nancy. Thank you so much for having me again. So this vote wasn't even close. There was so much attention on best of mar both nationally and internationally. Were you surprised the union lost by such a big margin? So yes and no, I think that I mean, just talking to labor organizer's before the vote count happened. There were a lot of red flags in terms of Um, the organizing strategies that the union was using, like, For example, because of covert. They weren't doing door knocking. They weren't getting big public declarations of support from workers in the form of like people signing things or staging big actions, and part of that was because of retaliate. They were afraid of retaliation, they said. Um, you know, when I was down there, I talked to a lot of workers who said, you know most people on my shift or whatever either aren't voting or are very scared of the union and think that if the union comes in, we will lose our jobs. Um at the same time, you know, obviously, there was a huge amount of hope placed on the union. Dr. Winning. There was a ton of positive media coverage. There was endorsements from celebrities, politicians. We got even a historic statement from President Biden that we haven't seen anything like that from her president since FDR basically Um, and there was a huge camp of workers who are very pro union. So, um, I don't think I think this was always an uphill battle. And, you know, I think some people were caught off guard when they lost because of all the positive media. Coverage. But you know, there was never a level playing field between Amazon and and the union in terms of just sheer financial resources and access to workers, So I think I think this outcome you know was expected. You mentioned that workers were afraid that they would lose their jobs. If the plant unionized. Did you hear other reasons why folks didn't vote for the union? Yeah, so A lot of people were afraid. Like I said, the other. The other camp, maybe was, you know people who said that they were more than satisfied with what Amazon offered. And you know, a region. And you know, Alabama in the south, where a lot of good paying jobs have left with a lot of the options are, you know fast food retail minimum wage work Amazon is offering $15 an hour, which is twice the federal minimum wage in twice Alabama's minimum wage, they offer benefits like health care, Dental vision insurance retirement plans. On DSA. I think a lot of people were swayed by this about this anti union campaign that Amazon held. That was basically like If if the union comes in, you could lose all of that, aren't you? You know, happy with what you already have. Do you want to be really wanna be paying dues? To this union where you know they showed them. Some contracts at some poultry farms that the union had negotiated where the pay was much lower. And that wasn't really a fair comparison at all, because warehouse work pays much more. But I think a lot of workers were really persuaded by Amazons anti union messaging. On. Do you know Amazon cord? You know tons of resources into this. There were daily text messages. The entire warehouse was plastered with post anti union posters. In bathroom stalls entrances there were setting out care packages and mailers. It was really, really powerful stuff. Organized labor pinned so much hope on this campaign. And the fact that it was a place in the South, I think made it even more of a place to take a stand. So will this loss reverberate beyond the Amazon facility? You know, I think it's definitely discourse encouraging to, you know, just just two people who are organizing right now. But I think even the fact that they made it to the point of Ah Union election, which has never happened at Amazon warehouse in the history of the United States since the company was founded in the nineties. Was a landmark itself. So you're already seeing people organizing and response to this you're seeing. Um, I mean, the labor movement is obviously recalibrating its strategies after this huge loss, But I think you know they've had thousands of workers. This union that organized the Amazon workers in Alabama has had thousands of Amazon workers reached out to them. Since the pandemics are since the election started about you know how to unionize s O, I think really, you know, you know it is a loss. And you know people are being discouraged. But I think the bigger thing is that actually that people are Inspired and are organizing. You know, in Iowa and Southern California and New York City in Chicago s O, So I think we should expect to see more of that. And what kind of re calibration are you talking about? Exactly In terms of like, how is it going to change strategy? Yeah. So, um, one of the things that the labor movement is talking about is you know, maybe we shouldn't be. You know, uh, pouring, you know, tons of resource is into Union Union campaigns that individual warehouses. I think they're thinking about maybe a more sector wide strategy where they will be holding direct actions like walkouts. Big publicity campaigns, You know, T o sort of chyna line on light on Amazon's working conditions. Um, you know, more more petitions, more strikes, more work stoppages that, you know, Sort of got Amazon to sit down in the bargain table at the bargaining table. Maybe without a union. That is one of the thoughts. I know that other places you know, are still interested in holding union campaigns s O that that could continuous well. We're almost out of time. But what happens next with this specific fight with the retail wholesale in department store union? How are they going to fight the results? Right. So they are. They're in the process of filing objections and charges related to Amazon's conduct during the election, which you know they had. They had a U. S. P s mailbox installed right feet up from the entrance of the warehouse and they were texting workers and telling the workers to vote from it. This was supposed to be a male on election, not on site. And so they're definitely gonna launch a case against that. They're also going toe request a hearing to determine if the election result should be cast aside entirely, so that could.
Amazon Warehouse Workers Reject Union Efforts
"On friday. Amazon warehouse workers in bessemer alabama voted to reject the effort to unionize. So what does this mean for amazon. The fight over labor conditions at the retail giant chang in this sure daily charge here with us to break it down his amazon expert. Laura tullow welcome lart. Thank you for having me. So breakout what happened on friday on friday. The allergy finished tallying votes union election at the best in warehouse and the with the really decisive win for amazon so to speak in that the workers rejected the union. So that was the. That was the full tally. there could still be. There is likely to be an attraction to the election and further litigation with the over the matter but the votes as they were counted. Friday were for rejecting the union by margin of more than two. Wow yeah that's that's a big deal. Considering that this effort was i mean this effort made headlines around the country. Even guard support senator bernie sanders and present. Joe biden is a very high profile fights and he says why it was so roundly defeated. It's really hard to say. you know. There were several factors. Of course there is the fact that this warehouse provides jobs in an area where the minimum wage is a belief seven twenty five an hour and they pay more than fifteen dollars an hour for starting wage. A lotta times in union elections in place. Do worry that their employers will want to leave the area or lay people off or more employees as many people if they're having to deal with the union Do the cost and that sort of thing. People get their jobs and those are really valuable jobs in that region. They're paying thousands of them. If the really big deal in that community to half those jobs
Amazon Beats Back Union, but Workplace Technology Questions Remain
"As you've probably heard by now. The effort to unionize an amazon warehouse in bessemer alabama was unsuccessful. Though the union says it will challenge the vote it would have affected just a fraction of amazon's workforce but it captured the attention of the country at a time when e commerce has become a lifeline and the welfare of essential. Workers has come under threat. Janice fine is a professor of labor studies and employment relations at rutgers university. She says the union push at amazon and its defeat highlight the growing role of technology in the workplace. Especially amazon's they use surveillance technology including scanners that workers use to track the rate at which they sort and pack items. Mandatory daily workers surveys a powered camera systems to detect social distancing violations. They use navigation. Software item scanners wristbands thermal cameras. Security cameras recorded footage to survival. The workforce so you have this combination of surveillance for productivity targets and that same surveillance lends itself to being able to monitor workers social activities without a union in place. Then ken workers push back against this kind of stuff. How what kind of tools do they have. Workers are pushing back all over the country. And that's the thing that i think is really important to bear in. Mind that workers in new jersey workers in inland empire in In california workers in chicago these are organizations that have for years. You've been working with amazon. Workers in warehouses and fulfillment centers and just by kind of getting the story out there. They've drawn the country's attention to the problems with amazon's business model. You know by organizing and getting this far getting to an election and so they see this as kind of a long haul fight.
Amazon workers in Alabama vote not to form a union
"At an Amazon warehouse in the US Despite a big push. The retail wholesale and department store union has failed to get its foot in the door of the Amazon plant, and Bessemer, Alabama. The National Labor Relations Board says Amazon crossed the threshold to secure a majority of the votes. With almost 1800 workers voting against the union and 738 voting in favor. The union says it's filing an objection with the NLRB be charging the company with illegally interfering with the union vote. Jennifer Keiper, CBS News
Amazon union organizers deflated as vote tilts against them
"Workers at a warehouse in bessemer alabama voted against unionizing defeating. The hopes of labor organizers that this would be amazon's first unionized workplace in the united states would have been a rare victory and they traditionally add a union south but workers voted overwhelmingly against unionization by a margin of more than two to one here to talk to us about that. Is stephen basan. He is with our member station w. b. m. in birmingham. Hello good morning. Was this outcome. Surprise won't for a lot of people here yes. There was a lot of excitement. A real sense union had a chance now where this house is located about. Twenty minutes outside of birmingham surrounded by trees. Really not much else in on that. Drive there from birmingham. You see lots of pro union signs. There've been lots of rallies here with big headline names like actor danny glover bernie sanders coming through a congressional delegation but add the six thousand workers that actually work at this warehouse. Very few were showing up at these rallies. Mostly it's been crowds with out of state organizers for the unions or locals in alabama democrats shirts and not many people actually working for amazon so really we didn't know what most workers were thinking until the actual vote count this week where they delivered a definitive. No i mean so much. Attention has been sort of lavished on this vote. How is the mood. Change to after it was pretty crushing. Defeat more than two to one against the union and union. Try to keep up a brave face during a zoom press conference on friday. After the results organizers in the couple of workers spoke including emmett ashford who works at the amazon warehouse there. He sent a message to workers telling them to not get discouraged. The floodgates opened. We can't stop it. So i hope everybody has to get day this news as not discouraged as and we are holding our head high marching or and we will get what we deserve.
Amazon secures enough votes to block union effort
"Amazon workers in Alabama have rejected an effort to unionize I'm a P. correspondent Ben Thomas with the latest on the vote count the national labor relations board reports the majority of workers at Amazon's warehouse in Bessemer Alabama voted against the union the totals were seven hundred and thirty eight in favor one thousand seven hundred ninety eight against the more than three thousand votes cast seventy six were avoided in more than five hundred contested by either Amazon with the retail wholesale and department store union which led the organizing effort however the NLRB says the contested votes are not enough to sway the outcome the union says it intends to file an objection with the NLRB charging the company with illegally interfering with the vote I'm Ben Thomas
Amazon workers in Alabama vote against unionizing
"Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, have voted against unionizing over W be a champ Steven Masalha says the retail wholesale Department store union plans to challenge the results. The union says Amazon intimidated workers, which the company denies. Organizers plan on filing multiple unfair Labor practice charges with the National Labor Relations Board. Warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, voted more than 2 to 1 against joining the union. Labor advocates were hoping this would be the first unionized Amazon workplace in the country Reporter Steven Bas
Workers at Amazon warehouse in Alabama reject unionization
"A majority of workers at a bessemer alabama amazon warehouse voted against joining the retail wholesale and department store union although vote-counting is still underway roughly fifty five percent of eligible workers voted in the election and roughly five hundred contested. Ballots will be counted if enough to sway the result once all other ballots are counted
Amazon is on edge over Alabama union vote
"I'm roger chang and this is your daily charge joining us to run through this. Big labor battle is laura. Atallah our amazon expert. Welcome lor so. Can you give me a quick quick recap of what this vote. There are five thousand. Eight hundred warehouse workers in bessemer alabama voting on whether to or me union. It would be the first. Us amazon union. And it's also one of the largest if not dealer described to vote on forming a union in the us for amazon. And so there's a lot at stake here. It could kind of not like a beachhead free unions if it inspires other warehouse workers in other locations to organize. And what are we expecting the results so the results could happen at any time. The national labor relations board is counting up to balance and they could be this week or next antezana pretty vocal there. Obviously against this. And they've made the argument that they already pay their poise fifteen dollars an hour which is above the national minimum. What exactly are workers asking for. What's really prompting this. Push to unionize down in bessemer right. So the workers invest myr say that they would really like more control over their breaks and rest time and that comes from the fact that are ten hour shifts and they are extremely physical so people who are picking up packages from tote santa putting them on conveyor belts to be put in boxes are walking upwards of ten miles a day in their shifts bending down at santa gap again bet. Certain say there's other jobs where there's a lot of movement all day and amazon does offer breaks course and allows people to go to the bathroom whenever they need to. Workers say that the requirements to fill werner's are so onerous that they don't really get to take extra break on pop up those like hour rest period total of by ryan the the debris down thirty minutes. Relaunch to fifteen minute breaks right
Amazon had a weird week on Twitter. But the union vote is the big news.
"Are being counted in bessemer alabama. This week from amazon warehouse workers hoping to unionize amazon has fought tooth and nail against the union efforts and also recently against members of congress senators bernie sanders and elizabeth warren criticized. Its treatment of employees amazon's official twitter account went on the attack so did some twitter users claiming they were very happy amazon employees and not all of them were real. Let's dig into all of this and quality assurance the segment where we take a deeper look at a big tech story. Jason delray covers amazon for recode. He says this union vote is big no matter what the outcome i also think. If it's a close loss that also would be seen as a positive sign just because amazon. Never had a union in the us that even in that case we'd see other efforts at least inside of amazon facilities in the country. A couple thousand people or more than thousand people voting to unionize at one facility. I mean think that says something especially with all the pressure that management has has put on these workers over the last few weeks. And then of course senators bernie sanders and elizabeth. Warren were criticizing amazon on twitter. For how it treats its employees and we saw amazon. Take what seems to be a priebke. New tack on social media hit-back pretty aggressively so what we saw was executives from dave clark. Who's the ceo of the worldwide consumer business at amazon to the corporate amazon accounts written by pr. People you know being both snarky. You know what. I think many people would say would be inappropriate tone. I reported that that directive to get more aggressive came directly from jeff bezos. After my story kind of exploded you see executives this week. Such as jay carney. He's been on twitter. The last two days responding to both bernie sanders and elizabeth
What Is Needed To Bring About Progressive Policy Changes?
"Might have criticisms over how bernie handled the fifteen dollars. An hour minimum wage battle in the relief bill. But putting that aside you know the other thing that he's focused on that. I think is really important. Is getting workers organized including traveling to bessemer alabama to help galvanize the efforts to unionize among warehouse. Workers there once. You have an organized workforce like that that's when the public pressure becomes real. That is what this country experienced in the lead. Up to the new deal. You think the roosevelt just like decided to pass the new deal out of the kindness of his own heart. No there were general strikes happening. Unfortunately a lot of those strikes ended up getting incredibly violent and brutal. And bloody but the victories that this country enjoyed as a result of that new deal happened on the backs of organized labor. And so that's the other part of this as well you need. You need lawmakers who are willing to You know implement out of the box strategies. And i guess in this case. It isn't really out of the box. But a strategy you need actual campaigning and policy work political work done on the ground by these lawmakers to push for policies that they're trying to pass and then you need organized labor to not only apply pressure temporarily but apply persistent pressure until we get what we
Alabama Amazon Workers Voting on Biggest Union Push in Company's History
"The south and in need of jobs. Bessemer alabama may seem an unlikely place for a showdown between amazon and union advocates. But it's past history and present struggles hip driven the moment and attracted national attention. The south is known as a region with a history of laws more friendly to management than to organized labor and in the small city of bessemer alabama. A struggling economy has made many residents eager. For just about any kind of jobs they can get yet now. A nondescript intersection along powder plant road. Here has the epicenter of tumultuous contest over the power of workers as the staging ground for organizers hoping to unionize amazon warehouse if the plants nearly five thousand eight hundred workers vote to unionize and balloting that ends today. March twenty ninth. It could reinvigorate declining labor movement in the united states and potentially begin a domino effect across amazon's other facilities redefining. What it means to work for the country's second largest employer one reason is that this region near grooming ham has a history at the intersection of civil rights and organized labor. Bessemer itself was long home to a major steel mill until thirty. Five hundred unionized. Employees were laid off when it closed in the nineteen eighties. I was born in sixty four right in the heat of civil rights. Older people would say we won here in birmingham and i'd say one. What says vincent davis a custodian at amazon site but we are a city of drastic change. We make others change even if we don't change
Why Organizing Employee At Alabama Amazon Center Wants A Union
"Ballots are due today. For thousands of employees at an amazon warehouse in bessemer alabama. We're voting on whether to unionize. If the organizers are successful it would be the first union for amazon employees in the us. There is a lot at stake. Cure for the workers for amazon and for the rest of the tech industry. So for more on this we turn to our reporter sebastian herrera. He covers amazon and ecommerce for us. Hey bashing thanks for joining. Thanks for having me. Okay so bring us up to speed on this unionization effort. Who's been leading the charge. And what are they pushing for. Well there's a set of pro union workers inside of this facility in bessemer who have been leading the charge alongside of the union which is the retail wholesale and department store union. And they've they've basically been trying since the start of the election obviously to rally workers for pro union vote. They're trying to change. What a lot of employees bring up at work at these facilities which is breaks. Pay other benefits and what they focus on. Two is the rate at which they have to work because at these facilities employees are expected to fulfill items that go into packages hundreds of items per hour. And it's pretty taxing on these employees. Because i do it for ten hours a day you know they pretty much in the same spot isolated for amount of of the day and they are penalized. If they don't fulfil items at a certain rate you could easily be fired for for not making rate so they point to that as something they feel can change. They point to the fact that even though amazon offers fifteen dollars starting pay that it is really not enough to make a living wage. Some of these employees they go to second or even third job to support their families. So i feel like with as of successful advocacy as a company is amazon has been they could be receiving more and so they're ultimately fighting for these various
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"Workers and an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, have two more weeks to decide whether they want to join a union. A successful union drive would be a first for the company and supporters hope it would kick off a broader revival in labor organizing across the country. Let's get an update from Josh Idelson, Labor reporter for Bloomberg Welcome. Thanks for having me the union these Amazon employees are thinking about joining the retail, Wholesale and department store union says that Amazon has been trying to dissuade them from organizing surveilling them and that Amazon has a history of this sort of thing, which is illegal. By the way. What is the latest on the union driving Alabama's It comes down to the water now on this vote well, Nobody knows exactly what's going to happen. Invest immer, including the people working or organizing or anti union consulting in the warehouse, and workers have said Amazon is using a slew of the anti union tactics available to US employers like Requiring workers to attend anti union meetings, telling workers they could lose benefits if they unionize. Having supervisor's approach employees one on one about the union and posting anti union messages in the bathrooms. There's also an anti union website with a cartoon Cordy wearing headphones. And what's What's Amazon saying about that? I mean, I mean, are they saying that's true or or what Amazon says that it's following the law and that it is helping its employees understand the facts and consequences of unionization and that it doesn't think the union represents the views of most of the people that work in the warehouse.
"bessemer" Discussed on The Official SaaStr Podcast
"So is. Mary talked about We spend a lot of time thinking about earth. Endurance over the past year is all these companies were trying to adjust to go to market in the normal and last year is mary mentioned As part of the cloud twenty twenty. I want everyone through best practices for mastering the sales and marketing learning curve. What you really want to take away. You're not going to walk you through every phase of this but just follow that golden rule. We talked about last year. Do not scale anything until you have measurable proof that it's working and follow this mantra you just got a nail it before you scale it. But here's the thing you know when we are doing this last year about this time. Everything changed the traditional sales marketing. Learning curve was really a focused on feel sales sitting down going to your customers offices going to trade shows. Maybe that that juicy steak dinner that you can have to get a new customer over the line or renew them or upscale them and what we've done over the last year is really sit down look at the companies that have performed extraordinarily well throughout kobe in the new normal and we said well what are some of the product Go to market strategies. That have really really helped and and really propelled. Companies to defy. Gravity is near. He said when we will get out of their growth year over year in florida growth endurance. And there's three some of are new We're going to drill into them a little bit from the case study perspective. I we're gonna talk about product. Let growth strategies. We seen companies like dude. He product or entercom. Do that extraordinarily. Well it's really this idea of focusing that your your product right on your customer. Getting in their shoes thinking about the user as your go to market motion uses race pricing models again a trend that we've seen more and more but you know five years ago where of the traditional go to market motion focused on license or annual enterprise sale top down. There's a lot of new ways that people are. Virginia's brace pricing to drive net dollar attention and gross retention and then lastly a really cool thing that we've seen a grow rapidly over the last year's the emergence and surge in cloud marketplace's which helped Be to businesses find each other and transact in the cloud in a special shout to tackle. I oh really the leader in this space and they were just announced a new big round the series b. Yesterday again we try to predict these things. Then sometimes you get lucky and they happened after we slide. So let's talk about product growth a little bit Again not necessarily a brand new idea but a renewed strategy in the new normal. You know the way that. I like to think about it is. It's really putting the focus on your customer and the idea that you've gotta make them successful. Your success is not defined that we went from fifty customers to one hundred. It's about that one customer making sure that your product is focused on them. There's west friction interns of getting them time to value in terms of finding these inflection..
"bessemer" Discussed on The Official SaaStr Podcast
"Now. Mary talked about how many units warns that a statement. We have to give a very special shoutout to one of our portfolio companies order. Mayor and i were lucky enough to invest in. Michael rebe latin. That's game over there. They are the leader in online ecommerce. Authentication bron detection. So this was not certainly not far investment thesis or something. We thought about as acting team over brunch base that reached out to us instead. Hey just spun back. Orders actually five uniform and as of january as mary talked about We've well surpass that and it seems like every month so we add another couple years to the group You know as we go forward. The real question is what's driving the growth in these aren't it's great to see the numbers go up but we spent a lotta time.
"bessemer" Discussed on The Official SaaStr Podcast
"I feel side i Snowflake was certainly the most notable not only for the year but in all of software. History snowflake became the single largest ipo In in software history and then As we build it out the activity side Certainly very notable across not only the strategic side but also interestingly the addition of private equity as a buyer in a number of these cases basically on the bottom right but to quantify snowflake specifically and to show relative to the others how significant milestone was thirty four billion at pricing and then they proceeded to over double in the opening and so a monster signal for the cloud industry and a real sign for what is happening across the segment. More broadly and then we did see. Record breaking emanate activity. With flack as well thirty five x revenue multiple paid for. What is a fantastic business. By one of the leaders of cloud with salesforce really showing that this was the second largest enterprise software acquisition in history. After only ibm's purchase red hat but also the largest multiple ever paid and so with all of this cloud activity with the appeals the exits and increasingly even some spac activity and direct listing activity. It's clear there's a changing of the guard that what used to be the fame. Stocks and people would talk about the facebook apple amazon net flicks google community as the flag bearers for tech. We submit to you that their growth rates are starting to slow in the trends of internet. Mobile are still significant but not nearly as transformative as once were and that this transition is happening and the growth drivers are the new cloud leaders within tack and so in late twenty twenty. We choi new basket of high-performing stocks from within this cloud index in the industry. More broadly that we've turned mount sas and this is comprised of microsoft. Twi- leo salesforce amazon. Adobe shop fai and as you back test this data and you can see it just from a last year but if you go back for four years mount sas had an eight hundred percent return on investment compared to things three.
"bessemer" Discussed on The Official SaaStr Podcast
"The welcome to the official sastre. Podcast you can hear some of the best sastre speakers. This is where the cloud meets. Today's insider episode the team at bessemer venture partners. Veils the twenty twenty one st at the cloud listening his byron deeter elliott robinson and mary. Dna throw share. The latest trends and predictions for the cloud marketplace are you still using spreadsheets implement an onboard customers guide. Cx client implementation project management platform. That automates the routine stuff. So you can focus on nurturing.
"bessemer" Discussed on The Twenty Minute VC
"Well combined the twenty minute vc with me harry stabbings i h stabbings nineteen ninetysix who tv's on instagram and i'd love to welcome you behind the scenes that i have to say they're looking back in the last few weeks on the show to girly panic sequoia on the course he continues today with a gasket i've been a farm oil for a long time see quite literally has more peos under his belt and i've done poke off the episodes with don i'm thrilled to welcome to the show byron decent partner bessemer venture partners that bar and has established himself as one of the leading investors in science and cloud all sereni iconic lewis it's on the stage of competing in terms of trap raccoons check this out fourteen one full of byron's investments advani above one billion dollars including eight years and counting barnes investments include the price of twelve in tacoma centigrade gain insight bookstore he signed and many more incredible companies to all the venture baraza bessemer found himself raising his series they from them back in two thousand with trigo technologies the company rapidly scouts profitability and was ultimately acquired by b m and i do science outbound on the show about two years ago and he's been a constant social support me and i really do appreciate that very special individual indeed but before we get into upstate stay i'd like to give a big shout out to my friends over at multiple widely regarded as the go to phones the game changing companies when it comes to building and you'll brown's crossing your culture and gearing up he will grace breakthrough companies such as we transfer pipe drive miscount on bible signal on taylor and when we set up stride dovy see the first we made help us get all story straight somewhat maze multiple really special is the empathy for hunting experience entrepreneurial journey because they've been on the front line themselves spiking building and growing and even selling businesses founders appraises on investors to draw a line in growth we all multiple dot com with the subject subject line twenty minute vc or head over to you we all multiple dot com and find out more since oxy external facing out of uncovered what about me in tunnel will then there is brax people the culprit called the startups and who is the false this company juries unical in stages in history price on henry can touch those payments business in brazil kept getting rejected for cooper caught in the states so they built brax wouldn't know personal liability up to twenty times higher compliments insurance by seven points on uber lift for some bright travel unto so i'm sorry so flat so.
"bessemer" Discussed on THE EXPLODING HUMAN with Bob Nickman
"What's what's one of the bigger sort of breakthroughs you've seen obviously, don't tell me any names, of course. Yeah. What's what's one of the biggest things that you've seen from from? Maybe almost somebody who's almost billeted by a trauma who is functioning at a really high level. Well, I did have a client. Who witnessed her sister being killed by another family member? That's a pretty big trauma. And. After two MDR sessions. She was able to talk about it for the first time in her life. Without having any kind of reaction. She didn't have to put it out of her mind, and she's gotten better it in her life and her life skills. Living revelations. I mean, it's it's pretty astonishing you. I mean, something like that would be just be it would just live in you. And such an intense way. I would imagine how old was she? When it happened. She was a child. Five or six. Yes. Some people just they get dealt things that are so out of their control. Yes. And you just you just wonder like that is, you know, it's just it's unfair. And it's just, you know, just so strange that that why why them why me for whatever, you know? Exactly. And then you think well, probably as a kid it's like, well, it happened to me because it's supposed to because kids don't know the difference. Sure. And and so you live with that too. I probably deserved to see that in some way, or well, I think I think as just as beings that felt really wrong. I mean, you know, we, we know our experience. And so sometimes we assume well, that's what you know. Because that's what you know. There are some things that just feel wrong, you know, like, incest and things like that. Or when that boy hit you so hard that's wrong. You it doesn't feel correct. So we have some instincts about this too. Which is part of why it's traumatic. Yeah. I was I think I was mentioning this earlier. I was I was this book would really helped me to kind of understand trauma, even though I didn't finish it. But it's called the body keeps the score. Yes. And this is a trying to think of Bessemer Vander Calandra coke. And he's I guess he's been studying trauma for you know, as entire life. Yes. He's like a guru for the Amdi art therapy world. Oh is he okay? Yeah. So I started I didn't get that far into the book. But I was so fascinated by how people relive the traumas over and over again and how it lives in the body. I I never really had looked at it like that. Because you ever, you know, know, somebody, and they have a reaction you go get over it. You know, you just get people say, do you get impatient? You're like, you know, you're smart enough to know that, you know, every time that you, you know, let's say. You know, something bad happened on a Thursday. Right. It's Thursday every Thursday, you're freaked out. But it's you've had a billion Thursdays and with that thing didn't happen again to why do you get nervous every Thursday? I'm just making something up. That's that's a really good hypothetical example because you don't know what it is. Yeah. Because it's been buried for so long, you know, and where is it in your body? You know, the our our whole body carries. So many things we don't even realize, you know, I've had very sore left. Thumb for most of my life. So what's that all about? I don't know. I've never really explored it. So instead, our it's just arthritis don't worry about right? And so that's what I did haven't thought about it. But I don't have arthritis anywhere else in it, you still hurts. So you never know, you know, and I guess that can be done with words to doesn't have to be..