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  • Watt A Concept: Volkswagen Poised To Change Name To 'Voltswagen' In U.S.

    Watt A Concept: Volkswagen Poised To Change Name To ‘Voltswagen’ In U.S.

    The iconic Volkswagen brand is preparing to change its name to “Voltswagen” in the U.S. to highlight its massive investment in electric vehicles. The German automaker’s announcement about the name change appeared briefly on its media website Monday before it was yanked; it was apparently released too soon, reported USA Today. Officials were mum about […] More

  • The Amazon Union Election Results Could Get Really Messy

    The Amazon Union Election Results Could Get Really Messy

    Amazon warehouse workers in Alabama are wrapping up the most closely watched union election in decades. Following a seven-week mail-in voting period, a count will begin on Tuesday to determine whether the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union has won the election and represents nearly 6,000 workers at the facility. The union needs a simple […] More

  • Cargo Ship Wedged Across Suez Canal Imperils Shipping Worldwide

    Cargo Ship Wedged Across Suez Canal Imperils Shipping Worldwide

    ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) — Dredgers, tugboats and even a backhoe failed to free a giant cargo ship wedged in Egypt’s Suez Canal on Thursday as the number of stacked-up vessels unable to pass through the vital waterway climbed to 150 and losses to global shipping mounted. The skyscraper-sized Ever Given, carrying cargo between Asia and […] More

  • We’re Hiring A Part-Time Copy Editor/Fact-Checker

    We’re Hiring A Part-Time Copy Editor/Fact-Checker

    Accuracy, rigor and clarity are core values here at FiveThirtyEight, and we’re looking for someone who shares them. FiveThirtyEight is hiring a part-time copy editor and fact-checker to join its copy desk and help ensure that our stories, charts, videos and interactive graphics meet the site’s standards for methodological rigor, clear presentation and sound argument. […] More

  • How Amazon's Biggest Union Threat Turned Up In Alabama Of All Places

    How Amazon’s Biggest Union Threat Turned Up In Alabama Of All Places

    BESSEMER, Ala. ― Darryl Richardson took a job on the factory floor at Faurecia Automotive Seating, a seat supplier to Mercedes, in Cottondale, Alabama, in 2011. He soon joined a successful effort to unionize the plant with the United Auto Workers. Over the following years, his wages climbed from $12.50 per hour to more than […] More