Three U.S. senators on Thursday said Amazon.com Inc should stop working with providers who violate labor laws by imposing unfair conditions on drivers who deliver packages to an e-commerce company.
REUTERS: Three U.S. Senators Thursday Amazon.com Inc. Should Stop Working With Suppliers That Violate Labor Laws by imposing unfair conditions on the drivers who deliver packages to an e-commerce company.
Senators, in a letter from https://bit.ly/2lSfcDP to Chief Executive Officer Officer Jeff Bezos, responded to reports that alleged Amazon exerted pressure on contractors and broadly evaded regulatory scrutiny.
Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.
The letter was signed by Democratic President Hope Elizabeth Warren, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown.
On August 31, Buzzfeed said https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolineodonovan/amazon-next-day-delivery-deaths Amazon creates what it called operating conditions for driver contractors, urging them to deliver over 250 package per day.
Amazon had told Buzzfeed that it expected its suppliers to comply with labor law.
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang also called last week https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/andrew-yang-calls-for-increased-regulation-of-amazon for more regulation of the Amazon delivery network.
(Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)