(Reuters)-Amazon.com Inc apologized to U.S. Representative Mark Pocan, acknowledging that it stated “own goal” when initially denying his suggestion that his driver was sometimes forced to urinate during the delivery round .
The company said in a blog post bit.ly/2PnoLKr: “We know that due to traffic jams or sometimes rural routes, it is difficult for drivers to find restrooms, especially during Covid when many public restrooms have been closed.”
A week after the Democrats criticized Amazon̵
Amazon initially issued a denial statement, saying in a tweet: “You really don’t believe in the pee bottle, do you? If that’s true, then no one will work for us.” But it subsequently withdrew these comments. .
Amazon said in its blog: “This is its own goal, and we are not happy about it, and we want to apologize to the Pocan representative.” He added that the previous response was only for employees in its warehouse or fulfillment center.
The company said that this problem is within the entire industry, and it will look for a solution, but it did not specify a specific solution.
Amazon apologized as workers in a warehouse in Alabama were waiting for votes to be counted, which could lead the online retailer to establish the first union in the United States and mark a watershed in organized labor.
For a long time, Amazon has discouraged its more than 800,000 American employees from organizing. Many workers’ accusations of poor or unsafe working conditions have made the company’s unionization a major goal of the American labor movement.
Reporting by Shubham Kalia in Bangalore; Editing by David Holmes