Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has waded into the fight over Amazon's treatment of its staff, claiming that a relative of hers left the company amid impossible performance pressure, and that 'defecating in bags' is a common strategy to maintain work speed.
Ocasio-Cortez spoke out as nearly 6,000 Amazon warehouse workers in Bessemer, Alabama, are deciding whether they want to form a union – the biggest labor push in the online shopping giant's history.
The organizing in Bessemer could set off a chain reaction across its operations nationwide, with more workers rising up and demanding better working conditions. Vote counting began on Tuesday, and could take several days.
AOC joined Democrats including Bernie Sanders and Wisconsin Representative Mark Pocan who are demanding the multimillion tech giant allows workers to form unions to be able to push for better conditions.
The New York congresswoman tweeted on Tuesday night: 'A loved one of mine worked Amazon delivery …