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Workers and supporters hold signs after filing a petition requesting an election to form a union outside the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regional office in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Amazon.com Inc. workers hoping to unionize four company facilities in Staten Island formally filed a petition with federal labor officials to hold a union election. Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Amazon warehouse workers in New York will file for a union vote

Amazon workers in New York plan to take an initial step toward forming a union. Organizers say they have collected some 2,000 signatures for a union vote from warehouse workers on Staten Island.

Workers and supporters hold signs after filing a petition requesting an election to form a union outside the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regional office in the Brooklyn Borough of New York, U.S., on Monday, Oct. 25, 2021. Amazon.com Inc. workers hoping to unionize four company facilities in Staten Island formally filed a petition with federal labor officials to hold a union election. Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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Amazon warehouse workers in New York file for a union vote

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Martha Lillard needed a large respirator called an iron lung to recover from polio, which she caught in 1953. She still uses a form of the device at nights. Courtesy of Martha Lillard hide caption

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Courtesy of Martha Lillard

Decades after polio, Martha is among the last to still rely on an iron lung to breathe

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Bruce Springsteen, Michelle Obama and Barack Obama in the Blue Room before the Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony on Nov. 22, 2016. It's one of many photos featured in the Renegades book. Pete Souza courtesy of the Barack Obama Presidential Library hide caption

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Pete Souza courtesy of the Barack Obama Presidential Library

In a new book, Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen envision a more unified America

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A sign hangs above a Hertz rental car office on Aug. 4, 2020, in Chicago. The company said it's buying 100,000 Teslas in a bold move to diversify into electric vehicles. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Tesla's market value hits $1 trillion after Hertz agrees to buy 100,000 of its cars

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