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Amazon apologized Friday for a snide tweet it sent last week denying the well-documented occurrence of its delivery drivers peeing in bottles while on the job.

The tweet was a response to Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan of California, who first said: “Paying workers $15/hr doesn’t make you a ‘progressive workplace’ when you union-bust & make workers urinate in water bottles.”

Amazon replied: “You don’t really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you? If that were true, nobody would work for us.”

But in an apology posted to the Amazon News site, Amazon acknowledged their tweet was “incorrect.”

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“This was an own-goal, we’re unhappy about it, and we owe an apology to Representative Pocan,” the post said.

Amazon said the tweet “did not contemplate our large driver population and instead wrongly focused only on our fulfillment centers,” adding that their fulfillment centers have “dozens” of bathrooms and employees are free to use them “any time.”

It also said drivers have trouble finding restrooms due to traffic and being on rural routes, and that the issue has been exacerbated by closed public bathrooms during the …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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