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Three U.S. senators urge Amazon's Bezos to check driver abuse

Sept 12 (Reuters) - Three U.S. senators on Thursday said Amazon.com Inc should stop working with delivery contractors that violate labor laws by imposing unfair conditions on drivers delivering packages for the e-commerce company.

The senators, in a letter https://bit.ly/2lSfcDP to Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos, responded to reports that alleged Amazon pressured contractors and more broadly 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 on Aug. 31 said https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/carolineodonovan/amazon-next-day-delivery-d e a t h s Amazon was creating what it called exploitative conditions for driver contractors by pushing them to deliver upwards of 250 packages a day.

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

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang had last week also called https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/kenbensinger/andrew-yang-calls-for-increase d - r e g u l a t i o n - o f - a m a z o n for increased regulation of Amazon's delivery network. (Reporting by Supantha Mukherjee in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel)