Top Headlines: Date set for Amazon union vote in Alabama, Cagle leaves BCA for Shipt

Date set for Amazon union vote in Alabama
About 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer will vote starting Feb. 8 on whether they’ll form the first union in Amazon’s history. Ballots must be returned by March 29, and counting will begin on March 30. – Business Insider

Cagle leaves BCA for Shipt
Molly Cagle, the Business Council of Alabama’s vice president of government affairs, is leaving to become senior director of government and public affairs at Shipt. Cagle had been with BCA since 2019.  – Alabama Today

Construction continues on Legacy Arena
Construction continues on the Legacy Arena at the BJCC in Birmingham. The existing arena has been closed since April, and an 18-month renovation – the venue’s first since 1992 – is underway. B.L. Harbert International is leading the $66.9 million project.  –

Alabama small businesses continue to struggle
The National Federation of Independent Business Small Business Optimism Index dropped 5.5%, indicating small business owners are worried about the future, and the NFIB director in Alabama says small businesses in the state remain worried about the coronavirus and its impact. – Alabama Political Reporter

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