Amazon delivery drivers scoff at company's claim that workers don't urinate in bottles


People protest in support of the unionising efforts of the Alabama Amazon workers in the US on March 22. In lawsuits, books and media reports, Amazon drivers have repeatedly said that they resort to urinating in bottles, bushes and coffee cups because the number of packages they need to deliver, or else risk termination, leaves them no time to find a restroom. — Reuters

Amazon sparked a firestorm of derision when it pushed back on social media against claims that workers urinate in bottles because they are pressured to skip restroom breaks to keep up with the company's productivity goals.

The kerfuffle began Wednesday when Amazon's official news account on Twitter jumped to the defence of the company's retail chief, Dave Clark, who had been taking fire for saying Amazon's US$15 (RM62) minimum wage made it the "Bernie Sanders of employers."

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