Amazon admits: – Employees need to urinate on bottles

NEW YORK (Børsen): – This was an end in itself, and we are not happy with it, Amazon writes in a blog post.

It comes after the company last week ended up in a twitter dispute with the Democratic congressional representative Mark Pocan from Wisconsin. Lately, Amazon has been fighting for employees to form unions in the United States.

“Paying workers 15 dollars an hour (about 127.50 kroner) does not make you a” progressive workplace “when you prevent unions and force workers to urinate on water bottles, Pocan wrote on

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It first caused Amazon to strike back.

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– You do not really believe in the “pee on bottles” stuff, do you? If that were true, no one would work for us. The truth is that we have over one million incredible employees worldwide, who are proud of what they do, and have good salaries and covered health services from day one, Amazon writes on


But just over a week later, the company makes a complete U-turn.

– The Twitter message was not correct, the company writes and explains how there are many toilets in the companies’ premises, but that they did not include all the drivers in the calculation when they answered Pocan.

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– We know that drivers may have problems finding toilets due to traffic and some rural routes. This has been particularly the case during the pandemic, where many public toilets have been closed, writes Amazon in the blog post and emphasizes that this applies not only to Amazon, but also other drivers.

– Regardless of whether this is the case in the entire industry, we want to solve it. We do not know how, but we are looking for solutions, writes Amazon.

At the same time, the company apologizes to Pocan.

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– Sigh

– Sigh. This is not about me. This is about your workers – who you do not treat with sufficient respect and dignity. Start by acknowledging the inadequate working conditions you have created for ALL your workers, fix it for everyone & let them form a union without disruption, Pocan writes in a response to Amazon on


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The apology from the company owned by the world’s richest man, Jeff Bezos, comes as an Amazon department store in Alabama awaits the result of a poll, which could make it the first Amazon center in the United States with a union.

Amazon has long sought to dissuade its more than 800,000 employees in the United States from organizing. At the same time, there have been many accusations from many workers about tiring or unsafe working conditions, writes The Guardian.

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