Three U.S. senators urge Amazon's Bezos to check driver abuse




Three U.S. senators urge Amazon's Bezos to check driver abuse


(Reuters) - Three U.S. senators on Thursday said Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ:AMZN) should stop working with delivery contractors that violate labor laws by imposing unfair conditions on drivers delivering packages for the e-commerce company.

The senators, in a letter https:// to Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, responded to reports that alleged Amazon pressured contractors and more broadly avoided regulatory scrutiny.

Amazon did not respond to a request for comment.

The letter was signed by Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal and Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown.

Buzzfeed on Aug. 31 said https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolineodonovan/amazon-next-day-delivery-deaths Amazon was creating what it called exploitative conditions for driver contractors by pushing them to deliver upwards of 250 packages a day.

Amazon had told Buzzfeed it expects its delivery operators to comply with labor laws.

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang had last week also called https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/andrew-yang-calls-for-increased-regulation-of-amazon for increased regulation of Amazon's delivery network.





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