Amazon Finally Acknowledges Delivery Driver Restroom Issue

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Amazon acknowledged Friday that it has a problem. The web giant admitted that its delivery drivers have limited access to restrooms, meaning allegations that they urinate in bottles or other places in public are likely to be true.

“We know that drivers can have trouble finding restrooms due to traffic or sometimes rural routes,” the online retail giant posted on its AboutAmazon portal. “And this has especially been the case during Covid when many public toilets have been closed.” The admission follows a Twitter dispute with Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.) Last month, in which the congressman accused Amazon of being an anti-union operation that “will make workers pee in water bottles.” . Amazon AMZN, + 2.16% originally denied the claim. “You really don’t believe in peeing in bottles, do you?” the company responded on Twitter. “If that were true, no one would work for us.” Amazon’s mea culpa admits that the original answer was wrong. “It did not look at our large driver population and instead mistakenly focused only on our fulfillment centers.” “You really don’t believe in peeing in bottles, do you?” the company responded on Twitter. “If that were true, no one would work for us.” Amazon’s mea culpa admits that the original answer was wrong. “It did not look at our large driver population and instead mistakenly focused only on our fulfillment centers.” But the company added: “This is a long-standing problem that affects the entire industry and is not specific to Amazon.” It is not yet known how Amazon will solve the problem, other than to report “[we] will look for solutions. “This article was first published on NYPost.com