Top Headlines: Bezos, No Comfort from Alabama Union Vote, Ivey Wants to Raise $14 Million for State Parks

Bezos: No comfort from Alabama union vote
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos told shareholders in a letter Thursday that while the results of the union vote in Alabama were lopsided against forming a union, he takes no comfort from that vote and Amazon needs “a better vision for how we create value for employees.”  – The Wall Street Journal

Ivey wants to raise $14 million for state parks
Gov. Kay Ivey Thursday announced a public/private partnership to raise $14 million to improve Alabama’s state parks, beginning with Oak Mountain, Lake Point and Joe Wheeler parks. The fundraising is already underway, with Buffalo Rock giving $250,000 and Alabama Power Co. giving $100,000. – 

75-cent burgers for 75th anniversary
Milo’s Hamburgers across the state today will be selling hamburger and cheeseburgers for 75 cents to celebrate the Birmingham-based chain’s 75th anniversary. Milo Carlton opened his first burger shop in 1946. – The Homewood Star

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama president joins AU trustees
Tim Vines, president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, has been confirmed as a member of Auburn University’s board of trustees, filling the remainder of the term of Lloyd Austin, who resigned in January after being named U.S. secretary of defense. Vines, an Auburn graduate, will serve until February 2024. – WTVM 9

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