Last Friday, Amazon issued a tweet last week apologizing, denying some Amazon workers’ claims that they worked so hard that they were forced to urinate in plastic bottles instead of going to the bathroom.
Tweets from Amazon News account Respond to Post to Rep Mark PokanMark William Pocan (Mark William Pocan) The White House postponed the release of the budget plan Intercept reporter: “There is no way” Amazon management does not know the “regular” drivers peeing in the bottle. Union President: Amazon’s comments on “progressive workplaces” “The claims are “outrageous” and “sound-deaf” more (D-Wis.), he commented on what Amazon consumer chief Dave Clark said about the “progressive workplace.”
“When you bankrupt and let the workers urinate in the kettle, paying the worker a salary of $15/hour does not make you a’progressive workplace’,” Pokan wrote on Twitter.
Amazon tweeted back and wrote: “You really don’t believe what’s in a urinal, do you?”
At the time the account added: “If that is true, no one will work for us.” “The truth is that we have more than one million incredible employees around the world who are proud of their work. And from the very beginning, he received a generous salary and medical care.”
1/2 You really don’t believe that pee is in a bottle, do you? If that is true, then no one will work for us. The fact is that we have more than one million incredible employees around the world who are proud of their work and have received generous salaries and medical care from the beginning.
-Amazon News (@amazonnews) March 25, 2021
Amazon apologized for this on Friday and wrote in the letter Blog post,This is a goal, and we are not satisfied with it, and we want to apologize to Representative Pokan. “
Amazon said: “First of all, this tweet is incorrect.” “It didn’t take into account our large driver base, but mistakenly focused only on our fulfillment centers.” The company pointed out that these locations usually have ” With dozens of restrooms, employees can leave their workstations at any time.”
The multinational technology giant added: “If employees in the fulfillment center have different experiences, we encourage them to talk to the manager, and we will try to resolve it.
Amazon also stated that the tweet “has not been properly censored” and recognized that it “needs to maintain a very high level of accuracy at all times, especially when we criticize others’ comments.”
The company acknowledged that Amazon drivers in particular may “difficult to find restrooms due to traffic or sometimes rural routes, especially during Covid when many public restrooms are closed.”
The article added: “This is a long-term, industry-wide problem, and it’s not specifically for Amazon.” The article includes a series of links to provide information about ride-hailing drivers and struggling to find accessible bathrooms. Other news reports of delivery company staff at work.
Amazon went on to say: “Whether this is the fact of the entire industry, we all want to solve it. We don’t know how, but we will find a solution.”
Last week, some Twitter users criticized Amazon’s response, including Pocan himself, who wrote on Twitter: “Yes, I do trust your workers. do not you?
Since 2018, some Amazon workers have made demands that they are forced to urinate, and other allegations of workers being abused, including that pregnant employees have to work shifts for several hours and are repeatedly fired.