NewsDio Desk : In what was a wrong denial earlier, backed with evidence later on to put the tech giant Amazon in an apologetic state.
Yes, Amazon apologized to a US politician as it earlier denied that drivers had to urinate in bottles, has now issued an apology. Mark Pocan who was a Democrat from Wisconsin highlighted about the sorry conditions which the workers have to go through, to which the company earlier said that had the case been true, that the drivers wouldn’t have worked for them. However, after the startling evidence has come to the fore, there has been an apology. In a clarification, Amazon also highlighted that being a big company it obviously employ large number of drivers. However, if one only focuses on fulfillment centers, then it is not right. It further added that the fulfillment centers make use of sufficient number of toilets which are used by employees at any time they wish for.
There has been several news outlets which also confirmed that actual state of drivers where they were supposed to work in conditions which are certainly not hygienic. Even the same thing has been confirmed by the Amazon employees. This is part of a large mechanism where the workers showed their inability to do anything as they were forced to pee in the bottles. Everyone felt very apologetic for the kind of affairs which the drivers are going through.
Amazon then reacted about the problems which drivers may sometimes go through during the course of plying their cars. It is difficult to find the restrooms either to traffic congestion or they are moving on rural routes. The problem has aggravated further during Covid 19, due to various restrooms closing during the time. However, Amazon also aired its optimism towards solving the long standing problem which the industry is facing, as it is certainly determined to solve it.
However, on hearing that Amazon has come up with an apology, Mr. Pocan didn’t accept it and enforced on the point that it is actually the plight of its workers who should be supported while leading a dignified life. So, he wanted the company to fix the issue where firstly Amazon has to realize the fact that where it is doing wrong and let them unionize without interference.
The news gains further significance as Amazon workers in Bessemer Alabama has undergone a historic polling last week to make their decision whether they would really want to be represented by Retail, Wholesale as well as Department Store Union. Amazon has strongly opposed the move by the workers.
It will take time for the results to be out, possibly next week.
Amazon really doesn’t want union to make its effect as it has been able to counter it elsewhere. However, if the voting turns out to be YES, then it will naturally become the first US union. It seems that the workers have taken a clue from their European counterparts who are unionized. Let’s have fingers crossed till then.