Amazon apologizes for the workers claiming to pee in plastic bottles
Amazon has apologized to a U.S. congressman after it alleged that its employees sometimes resorted to urinating in plastic bottles, saying its reaction was “self-purpose” and “wrong.”
In a tweet published in the last month, Mark Pocan, a Democrat from Wisconsin, who criticized Amazon for its union efforts and records of working conditions, paid special attention to workers who did not have time to find and use the bathroom.
In response, Amazon tweeted: “You don’t really think about peeing in bottles, do you? If that were true, no one would work for us.”
It sparked a negative reaction, and several articles refuted Amazon’s stance.
Most notably, The Intercept he published a story specifying the internal correspondence of Amazon managers who are concerned about the urine of workers and, in some cases, concerned with defecation, upon delivery.
In a blog post Amazon said its response “did not take into account the large population of our drivers, and was poorly targeted only at our compliance centers,” noting that it believed the problem was only in its delivery driver networks.
“This was a personal goal,” Amazon wrote. “We are pleased with this, and we owe our apology to the Pocan representative.”
He said the tweet did not include an “adequate analysis” inside, but maintained that drivers ’bathroom problems came“ from traffic or sometimes from rural roads ”, with Covid-19 growing as a result of closed public toilets.
Amazon then listed several tweets and news articles that mentioned the same problem with companies like Uber and UPS. Uber has declined to comment. There could be no UPS spokesperson.
Amazon added: “That’s the whole industry. We’d like to fix it. We still don’t know how, but we’ll look for solutions.”
Forgiveness A warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, was home to nearly 6,000 Amazon employees. awaiting the results of the vote on unionization. The count is expected to begin early next week. If the union succeeds, it will be the first time that the country’s Amazon workers have the power to achieve collective bargaining.
Followers see the strength of unions that have garnered a great deal of political support as a potential starting point for e-commerce giant-based workers ’action, which has grown rapidly during the pandemic and now stands at more than 950,000.
This number does not include distributor drivers hired through third-party contractors. This weekend, several leaders have pledged to quit their jobs in protest, believing the workload to be unacceptable, as Amazon continues to face a high demand for the pandemic.
“197 stops, this is ridiculous,” one driver said a video posted on Reddit on Friday. “It simply came to our notice then. How safe is that? “
He added: “This has to stop, we have to unionize. And by the way, yes we all pee in bottles, we have to do that.”