Former UPS driver says delivery drivers peeing in water bottles

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Former UPS driver says delivery drivers peeing in water bottles

A former UPS driver who spoke to FOX Business said Amazon employees are n't the only ones in water bottles that do so while they are at work.

The issue of delivery drivers urinating in water bottles came to light after Amazon suggested in a tweet to Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis. that the multiple reports were published in the recent years- alleging poor working conditions at Amazon and that employees complained of peeing in water bottles or not having enough time to use the restroom- were false.

You do n't really believe in peeing in bottles, do you? Amazon tweeted Thursday; if that was true, nobody would work for us. The truth is that we have over a million amazing employees in the world who are proud of what they do, and are happy with their wages and health care from day one. Internal documents obtained by the Digital Investigative News outlet The Intercept show that at least some Amazon Management Teams were aware of the fact that employees- and in particular delivery drivers- were urinating in water bottles and defecating in bags as a result of not having enough time to use a bathroom.

WARREN CUSSERS AT SANDERS OVER MINIMUM WAGE, AMAZON SWIPES OVER 'LOOPHOLES' COMMENTS Now, drivers for other companies like UPS- a unionized company- speak out.

I saw this story break about Amazon workers and that is nothing new to UPS, the former UPS driver told FOX Business on condition of anonymity, citing fear of retaliation from her former employer.

It is a well-known practice that takes place on a daily basis.

She said that she personally urinated in water bottles due to a lack of time to use a bathroom and to stay on schedule, especially on rural routes where bathrooms can be more difficult to come by. There will be times when drivers get in trucks, and there's still urine in bottles left in the trucks from the day before, she said, adding that supervisors are fully aware that this practice goes on.

AMAZON UNION PUSH GIVES GIANT RETAILER A TASTE OF ITS OWN PROGRESSIVE MEDICINE The former driver said she never complained about the issue, but has seen supervisors ask drivers directly if they left used water bottles in trucks because drivers are supposed to remove them from trucks.

FOX Business did not respond immediately to an inquiry from UPS.

A number of other UPS and FedEx workers spoke up on social media after reports on the issue at Amazon from 2018 resurfaced following Amazon's denial of the problem.

Progressive politicians including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. and the U.S. Sens.

As well as conservative politicians including Marco Rubio, R-Mass., Amazon has increased pressure on Bernie Sanders to improve and be more transparent about worker conditions at its facilities.

GET FOX BUSINESS ON THE GO BY CLICKING HERE Their pressure comes as workers in Amazon moved to delay a union vote in Bessemer, Alabama, which was held on Monday that Amazon tried unsuccessfully to delay.

Organizers are hoping to mobilize workers to join the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union in an effort to improve worker conditions and pay despite the company's objections, such as a demand for in-person voting. Workers began counting votes on Tuesday, but the results have been delayed.


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