Three US senators urge Amazon's Bezos to check driver abuse

On Thursday, three U.S. senators said Inc should stop working with delivery contractors who violate labor laws by imposing unfair terms on e-commerce package drivers.

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

The senators, in a letter to Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, responded to reports alleging Amazon was pushing entrepreneurs and to a greater extent 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 August 31st Amazon created it called the exploitative terms for driver contractors by pushing them to deliver more than 250 packages a day.

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

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang last week also called for increased regulation of Amazon's delivery network.

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

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