Amazon has apologized to Wisconsin Democratic representative Mark Pocan for falsely denying that its drivers are sometimes forced to urinate in plastic bottles.
Pocan had criticized Amazon for opposing union efforts by workers at a large Alabama plant, as several news outlets quoted Amazon employees as saying they often had no choice but to urinate in plastic bottles during relentless hours of work.
The online retail giant initially denied the allegation, claiming that there were dozens of toilets in its customer centers that employees could use at any time. Documents obtained suggest that Amazon executives knew of the workers “dire conditions.
Pocan called on Amazon to acknowledge the poor working conditions of its employees and allow them to unionize without interference.
Amazon employees in Bessemer, Alabama, voted last week in a poll that will determine whether they will be represented by the retail, wholesale and warehouse unions that will become Amazon’s first union on US soil if the “yes” vote prevails.
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