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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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— Karl Marx

Amazon Workers Are Peeing in Bottles

Mar 29, 2021

Amazon’s public relations department last week suddenly declared: “You don’t really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you? If that were true, nobody would work for us.” But this declaration convinced everybody that “the peeing in bottles thing” is the real thing. “I was the person who found the pee in the bottle. Trust me, it happened,” immediately tweeted reporter James Bloodworth, who worked undercover at Amazon in Britain.

Amazon’s delivery service providers commonly force their truck drivers to work fourteen-hour shifts, and pressure them to meet strict delivery times.

One Amazon driver, James Meyers, said, “I saw no effort on Amazon’s part to push delivery service providers to allow their drivers to use the restroom on a normal human basis, leading many, myself included, to urinate inside bottles for fear of slowing down our delivery rates.”

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s Washington, D.C. mansion has 25 bathrooms, while his delivery drivers don’t have access to even one bathroom! Now everybody is wondering what Amazon’s next move will be. Getting into the lucrative business of selling workplace pee bottles delivered in no time, perhaps?