After Amazon discussed with a US congressman on Twitter about his labor policies, the Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez weighted with some of the company’s own graphic words.
“GIVES [driver associates] you cannot, you MUST NOT, return the bags to the station with poop in it, ”an Amazon manager scolded employees in an email from the company, which Ms. Ocasio-Cortez attached to her. cheep.
“It’s you?” the congresswoman asked the online retailer.
In recent years, Amazon has been repeatedly accused of leaving your overworked employees with no time to go to the bathroom. That allegation arose in a Twitter sharing between Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan and Dave Clark, Amazon’s head of consumer business, who praised the corporation’s “progressive” policies.
“If you want to hear about $ 15 an hour and medical attention, Senator Sanders will speak downtown,” Clark said. tweeted. “But if you want to make at least $ 15 an hour and have good health care, Amazon is hiring.”
Representative Pocan questioned that optimistic outlook for Amazon’s labor policies.
“Paying workers $ 15 / hour does not make it a ‘progressive workplace’ when the union breaks and makes workers pee in water bottles,” said the congressman. wrote.
Amazon News, an official Twitter account for the retail giant, jumped to Clark’s defense.
“You really don’t believe in peeing in bottles, do you?” the check order in disbelief. “If that were true, no one would work for us.”
That’s when Ocasio-Cortez posted the email without defecating.
Amazon has denied that its employees do not have time to go to the bathroom, calling such accusations “misinformation.” But the idea that the company is unaware of the problem appeared to be undermined by the email, which mentioned multiple occasions when drivers defecated or urinated in their vehicles.
“This is the third time in the last 2 months that the bags have been returned to the station with excrement inside,” the email reads. reprimanded. “We have recently noticed a spike in all kinds of unhealthy garbage left inside bags: used masks, gloves, urine bottles.”
“These behaviors are unacceptable and will result in Level 1 Violations in the future,” the email warned.
Ocasio-Cortez also linked to a report from Interception with respect to the topic. According to that report, several Amazon employees and documents indicated that Amazon knows its workers relieve themselves in bottles and bags, but treats these incidents more as misconduct that should be punished than as evidence of overwork.
“In the morning, you should check your truck thoroughly for trash and urine bottles,” an email from the company obtained by Interception told the employees. “If you find bottle (s) of urine, tell your leader, support staff, or me. Amazon will inspect the vans during interrogation, if bottles of urine are found, you will be issued a level 1 violation for immediate abandonment. “
Amazon has not responded yetThe independent request for comment.