Amazon is recently facing backlashes for its poor working conditions. The company owned by the richest man in the world is said to have such bad working conditions that the employees have to pee in the bottle.
After workers in Alabama started an attempt to unionize, workers of the Amazon started to complain about poorer working conditions.
Workers have been complaining about strict working hours that you can't be a minute late or you lose your one hour salary.
A similar case of workers' exploitation emerged when it had been seen that the workers had to pee in bottles. When Wisconsin Democrat Marc Pocan pointed at this via a tweet, Amazon replied it saying, "You don't really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you? If that were true, nobody would work for us."
However, shortly after when several media outlets quoted Amazon workers who said they have to pee in the bottles while working. The documents obtained by the outlets also show that the Amazon executives were aware of these poorer working conditions.
Amazon then apologized for its denial of workers urinating in bottles.
"We owe an apology to Representative Pocan," Amazon said in an apology statement.
The company subliminally defended the previous tweet saying, "The tweet was incorrect. It did not contemplate our large driver population and instead wrongly focused only on our fulfillment centers."
Pocan has tweeted criticizing the working conditions in Amazon, and their attempts to stop the unionization of workers.
"Paying workers $15/hr doesn't make you a 'progressive workplace' when you union-bust & make workers urinate in water bottles," he wrote last week.
In response to the documental evidence signaling the company's executives knew it all along, the statement said, "We know that drivers can and do have trouble finding restrooms because of traffic or sometimes rural routes, and this has been especially the case during Covid when many public restrooms have been closed."
Pocan, on Saturday, wrote on Twitter rejecting to accept the apology.
"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, and finally, let them unionize without interference," he wrote.
Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama, voted in a historic poll last week to decide whether they want to be represented by the Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union. Amazon has quite openly and strongly fought off Unionization.
If voted yes, it will be the first US union to represent Amazon workers.
Although most of the European Amazon workers are unionized, the company had fought hard from their US workers on doing so.