october 2015 strike

Sign the Petition: No Retaliation at the Port!

This week, on City of Los Angeles property, hundreds of workers who have faced wage theft, health and safety violations, are now facing mass retaliation for organizing.   This Friday, April 30, California Cartage is terminating all employees of staffing agency AMR/SSI- including dozens of workers who have actively and publicly spoken up for their […]

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U.S. Government Issues Complaint Against Major Warehouse on City of LA Property

Trial Will Be Held on Retaliation against Direct and Subcontracted Workers   Port of Los Angeles, CA (March 29, 2016) – After a 6-month investigation into allegations that managers at a major warehouse serving retailers including Amazon, Lowe’s and Kmart Sears, routinely violated U.S. labor laws, harming both company employees and those employed on site […]


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Senator Connie Leyva Introduces Legislation on Indoor Heat

California State Senator Connie Leyva has been a friend of warehouse workers from the beginning, when she was leader of United Food and Commercial Workers Local 1428.  In 2011, she witnessed firsthand the conditions Walmart-contracted warehouse workers face in the Inland Empire, including the severe heat that has led to Cal/OSHA citing facilities in Chino for not having […]


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Congressman Mark Takano Supports Eastvale Walmart Warehouse Workers

In Eastvale, California, Olivet International warehouse workers, who move suitcases for Walmart, have been fighting for a safe workplace for over 2 years. Olivet now is trying to push out these workers and replace them with temp workers by cutting their hours, attacking workers’ families by having work schedules that change day to day and trying […]


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Victory at Cal Cartage!

Direct & Temp Workers Stand Together to Force Cal Cartage and the Agency they to Provide All Workers with their CalOSHA Mandated Steel Toed Boots. Ending weeks of uncertainty Cal Cartage and AMR/SSI Staffing decided to provide all of their workers with steel toe boots to comply with the recent CalOSH citation (see recent story).  […]


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CAL/OSHA ISSUES SERIOUS CITATIONS AGAINST CALIFORNIA CARTAGE

As expected, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has issued serious citations against California Cartage at their warehouse in Wilmington. On November 18, the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Long Beach District office issued citations against California Cartage for the following violations at their warehouse at 2401 E. Pacific Coast Highway: […]


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Give Thanks for Warehouse Workers this Holiday!

Warehouse workers have struck twice in the past two months at California Cartage in Los Angeles. Why? Because the company continues to intimidate workers who are organizing to improve their working conditions. The workers have demanded fair wages, consistent work schedule, and safe working conditions. Now, coming up on Black Friday and Christmas, warehouse workers are demanding […]


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Teamsters ramp up drayage, warehouse worker organizing effort in LA-Long Beach

Link. From Journal of Commerce, October 27, 2015. By Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor. The Teamsters union Tuesday stepped up its organizing efforts in Southern California, targeting another drayage company in Los Angeles-Long Beach, and announcing a partnership with a warehouse worker advocacy organization. The latter signals a move by the Teamsters to organize what could potentially […]



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