Amazon apologizes to congressman for bogus 'peeing' tweet
By JOSEPH PISANI AP Retail Writer
NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is sorry for tweeting about peeing.
The company, which sent a tweet to a Wisconsin congressman more than a week ago denying that its employees work so hard they have to urinate in empty water bottles, admitted in a late Friday blog post that it was wrong and vowed to improve working conditions for delivery drivers.
Sigh.— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) April 3, 2021
This is not about me, this is about your workers—who you don't treat with enough respect or dignity.
Start by acknowledging the inadequate working conditions you've created for ALL your workers, then fix that for everyone & finally, let them unionize without interference. https://t.co/tdIns0AR66
The company went on to write that urinating in bottles is an industry-wide problem. To try and prove its point, it shared links to news articles about drivers for other delivery companies who urinate in bottles.
Amazon said it is looking to fix the problem, but doesn't know how yet.