Apr 4, 2021

Amazon apologises for wrongly denying drivers need to urinate in bottles

Mark Pocan, a Democrat from Wisconsin, referenced Amazon making "Workers urinate in water bottles" in a tweet. Mr Pocan had criticised Amazon for opposing efforts by workers to unionise a major facility in Alabama. "Paying workers $15/hr doesn't make you a 'progressive workplace' when you union-bust & make workers urinate in water bottles," he wrote last week. Shortly afterwards, Amazon's official account responded: "You don't really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you? If that were true, nobody would work for us." Several news outlets then quoted numerous Amazon employees who confirmed that they had been left with little option but to urinate in plastic bottles while working.

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