[Ed. – Who needs truth when lying gets you headlines in the national media?]
A senior vice president at Amazon.com invited Democrat Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to tour the company’s facilities to dispel her claim that Amazon employees are subjected to “dehumanizing conditions” at work.
The brouhaha erupted after Ocasio-Cortez flippantly tweeted that “Amazon workers have to urinate in bottles and work while on food stamps” in order to meet the company’s brutal performance targets.
The newbie lawmaker then linked to a Newsweek article suggesting that Amazon is a heartless sweatshop that abuses its employees.
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In response, Dave Clark, the senior vice president of operations at Amazon, vehemently denied AOC’s claims on Twitter. Clark insisted that Amazon pays its employees a minimum wage of $15 an hour and offers generous benefits.
Clark then invited Ocasio-Cortez on a tour of the company’s facilities to prove that workers do not suffer “dehumanizing conditions.”
Ocasio-Cortez did not respond to the invitation, and her rep has not issued a statement on the matter.