The apology stems from a March 24 tweet by Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Wis., who said, "Paying workers $15/hr doesn't make you a 'progressive workplace' when you union-bust & make workers urinate in water bottles."
About an hour and a half later, Amazon refuted Pocan's claim, replying in part: "You don’t really believe the peeing in bottles thing, do you? If that were true, nobody would work for us."
Now, in a blog post Friday, Amazon apologized to Pocan, calling its reply an "own-goal" that was not properly vetted.
"It did not contemplate our large driver population and instead wrongly focused only on our fulfillment centers," Amazon wrote in the post.
The tweet "did not receive proper scrutiny," the company …