Amazon has apologized to some U.S. political politicians for refusing to force some drivers to stick in plastic bottles.
Mark Buchanan, a Democrat in the U.S. Congress, tweeted that Amazon would “allow its employees to urinate in empty water bottles.”
The e-commerce giant Amazon’s official account responded to the tweet by saying, “If this is true, no one will work for us.”
The company apologized for rejecting what the congressman said after receiving online evidence that Amazon drivers might do so.
“The tweet was wrong, a large number of drivers working for us were ignored and focused only on our activation centers,” Amazon said, adding that “we must apologize to Congressman Buchanan.”
“Our activation centers have dozens of toilets that employees can use. You can try it yourself at any time.”
Buchanan criticized Amazon for not allowing employees to form a union at one of Alabama’s main branches.
“It does not mean that you are paying $ 15 an hour to be a ‘progressive company’ when you are banned from forming unions and forced to urinate in water bottles.
The official Amazon account responded to the tweet by saying, “Do you really believe the nail-biting order? If it’s true, no one will work for us.”
Some Amazon employees were quoted by several media outlets as saying that they had to urinate in plastic bottles as there was no other option at work. They pointed to non-consensual practices at the implementation centers as well as at the level of distribution drivers.
Intercept says it has documents confirming that Amazon executives knew about what was happening.
Rejecting the congressman’s remarks, Amazon hinted, “We know that drivers have problems accessing toilets, which has caused many to close due to traffic congestion and perhaps the spread of the corona virus on rural roads.” Public toilets.
“The problem has been around for a long time and the sector is totally suffering from it,” she said.
Cobain denied Amazon’s apology, saying, “It’s not about me, it’s about your employees who receive treatment from you that you don’t have enough respect and dignity for. Start by acknowledging that your terms of service are not suitable for all workers, and then correct it for everyone. Finally let them. Forming trade unions without your intervention.
Workers at Amazon in Bismillah, Alabama, held a poll last week to represent them in the retail, wholesale and departmental warehouse association. But those efforts have been met with opposition from the e-commerce giant.
The results of this election will not be shown before next week. If so, it would be the first conference representing Amazon workers in the United States.
Although these unions exist within the company’s branches and facilities operating in Europe, Amazon has opposed attempts to form unions in the United States.