Amazon Drivers Peeing in Bottles
The online trade monopoly Amazon responded to allegations that its employees ‘had to urinate in plastic bottles’. It was stated that drivers ‘had difficulties’ in finding public restrooms, especially during the epidemic period.
In his post on social media, Mark Pocan, a member of the US House of Representatives, criticized the working conditions in Amazon and drew attention to “personnel who do not have time to find and use toilets”. Amazon replied to Pocan, “You don’t really believe that people pee into bottles, do you? If this were true, nobody would work for us.”
According to the news in Euronews, the toilet problems of the company drivers have worsened due to the closure of public restrooms related to Covid-19 and noted that they will try to find a solution to the problem.
“We owe an apology to Pocan, a member of the House of Representatives,” Amazon said, sharing a message of apology for the response to the US House of Representatives member Mark Pocan.
The apology came while the results of the unionization vote of about 6,000 workers were awaited at the company’s warehouse in Bessemer. If the union is successful, its workers in the country will have a bargaining power for the first time.
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