On Wednesday, President Biden unveiled his $2 trillion American Jobs Plan, a massive stimulus package intended to repair infrastructure and boost domestic manufacturing. The plan could have a massive impact on the economy, if it doesn’t die on Capitol Hill.. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has signalled Republican opposition, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will need to wrangle errant Democrats to pass the bill by early July.
In Georgia, Delta, Home Depot and Coca-Cola have joined in opposition to a new voter law proposed by state Republicans. The legislators haven’t taken kindly to the move. On Wednesday, Republicans in Georgia’s house of representatives retaliated by voting to strip Delta of tens of millions in tax breaks.
Facebook knows it has a serious misinformation problem, but solving it will be complicated. Following last week’s Congressional hearings on misinformation on social media, Facebook rolled out a set of new features that will give users and moderators more control over posts and their news feeds. The company has also outsourced user expulsions to a 20 member external oversight board.
Workers at Amazon’s distribution center in Bessemer, Alabama voted on whether to unionize earlier this week. The tally is still being counted, but the efforts in Bessemer have already highlighted frustration among Amazon’s employees over the company’s surveillance and exacting productivity standards.