Amazon issued a surprising apology that went back on previous statements denying that delivery drivers are forced to urinate in bottles because they aren’t given enough time to have adequate bathroom breaks.
“Paying workers $15/hr doesn’t make you a “progressive workplace” when you union-bust & make workers urinate in water bottles,” Rep. Mark Pocan (R-WI) tweeted, prompting the denial that was later rescinded.
Amazon said the bathroom break problem was an industry-wide problem and that Amazon would nevertheless “look for solutions” to it, adding that it was difficult for drivers to find facilities when they needed them.
Many of Amazon’s routes are rural, the apology read, and public restrooms have been closed due to COVID.
If anyone can figure out what to do to to solve this problem, it’s Jeff Bezos.
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