About Us

The Warehouse Worker Resource Center

Warehouse Worker Resource Center is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization founded in 2011 dedicated to improving working conditions in the warehouse industry in Southern California. We focus on education, advocacy and action to change poor working conditions in the largest hub of warehousing in the country.

We assist workers dealing with issues of health and safety, wage theft and workers’ compensation when injured. We also serve as a community center for workers, family members and supporters interested in knowing their rights, joining with other workers to share experiences and learn from each other, and building a movement for workers’ rights in the Inland Empire and throughout Southern California.

Education

We assist workers dealing with issues of health and safety, wage theft and workers’ compensation when injured. We also serve as a community center for workers, family members and supporters interested in knowing their rights, joining with other workers to share experiences and learn from each other, and building a movement for workers’ rights in the Inland Empire and throughout Southern California.

Advocacy

WWRC is a leading organization in confronting the trend of subcontracting and use of staffing agencies in the logistics sector. WWRC has successfully won state policies that hold retailers and warehouse operators accountable for the conditions endured by temporary workers in their facilities. In 2016, WWRC worked with State Senator Connie Leyva to author and pass the first indoor heat standard in the nation, protecting over ten million workers in our state. We were part of the effort to raise the minimum wages across Southern California and to enforce wage theft protections. Most recently, WWRC is a partner in establishing the California Alliance for Secure Employment (CASE), a statewide alliance of organizations organizing against the trend of temporary, subcontracted and insecure jobs.

 

Action

WWRC organizes groups of workers in the supply chains of key companies like Amazon and Walmart, supporting workers standing for living wages, safe workplaces, secure employment and and strong communities. In solidarity with unions, in partnership with the immigrant rights movement, aligned with efforts for criminal justice and the principles of environmental justice, we bring workers together to develop new and effective strategies for organizing in the strategic nodes of the supply chain.

 

Programs

In addition to our workplace campaigns, WWRC operates programs to support workers and seed new forms of organizing in the goods movement sector.

Justice Center

The WWRC anchors the Ontario Justice Center, a co-operative space where eight worker rights, immigrant rights and community organizations have joined together to create a safe community and organizing space in the Inland region.

California Alliance for Secure Employment

WWRC and Worksafe Inc. have been organizing the California Alliance for Secure Employment (CASE), a coalition of unions, worker centers, legal service organizations and policy advocates allying to create a vision to establish a movement to propose a vision for secure and stable jobs in California, and to join together across the state to share organizing strategies among temporary, marginalized and subcontracted workforces in California.

Inland Empowerment

WWRC is a steering committee member of Inland Empowerment, the civic engagement table in the Inland Region that is establishing a standard for accountable development, policy and leadership in the critical Inland Region of California. Inland Empowerment is working to mobilize new voters to establish a community platform for economic, environmental, criminal and immigrant justice.

 

 

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