Defending these claims of exploitative working situations, Amazon stated, “You don’t really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you? If that were true, nobody would work for us.” Amazon stated this in a reply to a tweet by Rep. Mark Pocan wherein he stated, “Paying workers $15/hr doesn’t make you a “progressive workplace” when you union-bust & make workers urinate in water bottles.”
@repmarkpocan 1/2 You don’t actually imagine the peeing in bottles factor, do you? If that have been true, no person would wor… https://t.co/gDke8HPsPI
— Amazon News (@amazonnews) 1616639354000
But quickly after Amazon’s tweet, workers, journalists and folks conscious of the claimed work situations hit again by posting footage of urine bottles as proof.
Paying workers $15/hr does not make you a “progressive workplace” once you union-bust & make workers urinate in wate… https://t.co/xbkmo5t3wl
— Rep. Mark Pocan (@repmarkpocan) 1616634357000
Buzzfeed reporter Ken Bensinger posted images of ‘instruction sheets’ from Amazon which demanded drivers take their trash with them from the supply van after their shift ends and apparently, the foundations talked about that they should get rid of urine bottles too.
Amazon claims its workers do not pee in bottles; defenders say it is an city legend. But these images despatched to me by… https://t.co/2bwbbeOzHD
— Ken Bensinger (@kenbensinger) 1616653232000
The scenario is so dangerous that workers are claiming that they’re getting Urinary tract infections on account of zero toilet breaks. One employee claimed, “For the record I’ve never peed anywhere , on the job, besides in the back of my van in a coffee cup. It’s the only reason I buy a hit drink every morning before shift. They know. They don’t care.”