RBG Navy Ship, House Passes Marijuana Legislation, NY Amazon Unionization


Navy to Name Ship After Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The United States Navy announced that it plans to ship after late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in honor of her advocacy for women’s rights and gender equality, particularly in working with issues like landmark 1996 United States v. Virginia case that stopped Virginia Military Institute’s male-only admission’s policy. Ginsburg died on September 18, 2020 at the age of 87.

To read more:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/04/01/us/navy-ship-ruth-bader-ginsburg.html

https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/31/politics/ruth-bader-ginsburg-us-navy-ship/index.html

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-navy-name-ship-after-late-supreme-court-justice-ruth-bader-ginsburg-2022-04-01/


House Passes Marijuana Legalization

The United States House passed in a 220-204 vote, largely over party lines, Friday a bill that would legalize marijuana nationwide and eliminate criminal penalties for anyone for manufactures, distributes, or possesses. The legislation, which was called the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act, passed in the House last year but didn’t move forward into the Senate.

The bill establishes procedures for expunging previous convictions and imposes a tax on sales.

To read more:

https://www.theverge.com/2022/4/1/22999751/cannabis-bill-decriminalize-more-passes-us-house-party-lines

https://www.axios.com/house-bill-decriminalize-marijuana-857ccbd3-4550-43f2-bc27-d77399b06dc4.html


Amazon Workers At NY Ware House Vote to Unionize

Warehouse workers for Amazon at a facility in New York City have voted to form the company’s first United States union called the Amazon Labor Union (ALU0, which was started by current and former warehouse employees. There were 2,654 votes in favor of unionizing and 2,131 votes against it out of an approximate 8,325 eligible voters.

The efforts were out of frustrations with Amazon’s treatments of workers amid the pandemic.

To read more:

https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/01/tech/amazon-union-election-staten-island/index.html

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2022/04/01/amazon-union-staten-island/

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