E-commerce giant Amazon apologised for the bad condition of some of its drivers after falsely denying that some of its drivers are forced at times to urinate in plastic bottles.
Mark Pocan, a Democrat from Wisconsin, had slammed Amazon's opposition to efforts to unionize a major facility in Alabama, by pointing out low wages and how drivers are forced to urinate in bottles.
Amazon's official account had denied the allegations at the time.
Amazon employees said to several news sites that they had been left with little choice but to use plastic bottles.
Workers said that this was due to a relentless work pace. Amazon later apologised to Pocan about their words.
"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," they said in a statement and assured that they will try to resolve it.
Pocan responded by saying it is not about him but the workers.