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Three US senators urge Amazon Bezos to control driver abuse



Three US senators on Thursday said that Amazon.com Inc should stop working with delivery contractors that violate labor laws by imposing unfair terms on drivers who deliver packages for the e-commerce company.

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REUTERS: Three US senators on Thursday told Amazon.com Inc to stop working with delivery contractors who violate labor laws by introducing unfair terms for drivers who deliver packages for the e-commerce company.

The Senators, in a letter https://bit.ly/2lSfcDP to Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, responded to reports claiming Amazon was contracting entrepreneurs and to a greater extent avoiding statutory 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.

Buzzfeed on August 31, https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolineodonovan/amazon-next-day-delivery-does Amazon created what it called operating conditions for driver contractors by pushing them to deliver up to 250 packages per day.

Amazon had told Buzzfeed that they expect their delivery operators to comply with labor laws.

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang 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.

(Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)


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