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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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Indoor Heat Ruling will Help Warehouse Workers Stay Cool

Four years ago, Domingo Blancas fell ill while working on a hot summer day in his warehouse, operated by National Distribution Centers, Inc. (aka NFI) in Chino, CA. He was hospitalized and had to have emergency surgery.  Cal/OSHA, which was already investigating the facility after a complaint from WWRC, cited NFI and the temp agency for […]


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 Warehouse Workers of Los Angeles, Unite!

By Michelle Chen The Nation (Link to article.) The Port of Los Angeles has been a crossroads of global trade for decades—and a labor battleground for just about as long. Following in the wake of the historic longshore union wars and the more recent port trucker strikes, warehouse workers are rumbling the docks. A few […]



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A “Dirty Dozen”: Companies That Routinely Steal Wages

By Rubén Tapia Radio Bilingue (Link to article and radio story.) In California, hundreds of thousands of workers receive less than minimum wage, or don’t get paid for overtime, or don’t get breaks they are due by law. In order to expose some of those responsible to public shame, a wide labor coalition just published […]


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NLRB ruling on third-party employers could be a game changer for unions

By Shan Li, Samantha Masunaga and Daina Beth Solomon Los Angeles Times (Link to article.) Unions and other labor advocates are brainstorming strategies in the wake of a National Labor Relations Board ruling that could strengthen the hand of those at the lowest level of key industries including warehousing, construction, fast food and home healthcare. […]


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