Amazon drivers would be peeing in bottles to be complimented
Amazon is the center of a new scandal due to the statements of a Wisconsin congressman about the working conditions of the retail giant.
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In a Twitter post, the Democratic representative Mark Pocan He said, “Paying workers $ 15 an hour doesn’t make it a ‘progressive workplace’ when a union breaks down and makes workers pee in water bottles.”
Paying workers $15/hr doesn’t make you a “progressive workplace” when you union-bust & make workers urinate in water bottles. https://t.co/CnFTtTKA9q
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) March 25, 2021
Trine to which the official account @AmazonNews He replied, “You really don’t believe about peeing in bottles, do you? If that were true, no one would work for us. The truth is, we have over a million incredible employees around the world who are proud of what they do and have great salaries and healthcare from day one. ”
The response generated more controversy, as it reopened the debate on the Labor conditions offered by the giant founded by Jeff Bezos, as it received a flood of tests in return.
For example, @sdcinvancouver replied in the same tweet, saying “I’m ready to quit my delivery job at Amazon. My supervisor does not allow me to stop for breaks. I am also forced to urinate into cups. Here’s my raw evidence. “
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In fact, the platform ‘The Intercept’ published in the last hours the compilation of an investigation in which it was possible to verify with several workers that urinating in bottles was a widespread practice among drivers, due to the pressure of package deliveries.
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According to ‘Vice’, deliveries sometimes arrive up to 300 a day and if they take too long, they can be fired. So taking time to find and use a bathroom is not always an option.”, Assures this medium.
In this regard, ‘The Intercept’ assures that the managers knew about this and frequently mentioned the subject in meetings and documents, but nothing was done to alleviate the situation and pressure on the workers. “In some cases, employees even defecated in bags,” says ‘The Intercept’.
Amazon workers who spoke to The Intercept said that the practice of peeing in bottles was so widespread due to pressure to meet quotas that managers frequently referenced it during meetings and in formal policy documents and emails. https://t.co/EmGMFEKLjA
— The Intercept (@theintercept) March 26, 2021
Amazon has been in the eye of the hurricane regarding the working conditions it offers, after some attempts by its employees in places like Alabama to form a union, citing extreme working conditions.
(In Context: The Lawsuit Against Amazon for Alleged Race and Gender Bias.)
In 2019, the European Commission had launched a preliminary investigation against the multinational for alleged anti-competitive practices; They argued that the platform collects and uses “competitive confidential information” from independent traders. At the time, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin joined the debate, saying that “Amazon destroyed the retail industry.”
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