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Workers File Detailed Complaint to End Dangerous Working Conditions at Critical Walmart-Contracted Warehouse

LOS ANGELES – Warehouse workers required to work inside dark, hot, metal shipping containers with little ventilation or water under pressure to meet high quotas in the face of frequent injury filed a complaint with the state agency responsible for workplace conditions Wednesday. (Español aquí) Workers at a warehouse that moves goods exclusively for Walmart […]


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Trabajadores presentan queja detallada para poner fin a condiciones peligrosas de trabajo en bodegas contratadas por Walmart

LOS ANGELES- Trabajadores de bodegas los cuales son requeridos a trabajar en el oscuro interior de contenedores de metal caliente, con poca ventilación o agua, bajo presión de cumplir con altas cuotas y ante las frecuentes lesiones, presentaron una denuncia con la agencia estatal responsable por condiciones en el lugar de trabajo el pasado miércoles. […]


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UC Riverside Report “Unsafe and Unfair”

UC Riverside Report “Unsafe and Unfair: Labor Conditions in the Warehouse Industry” Points to Pressures in the Logistics Industry July 18, 2012 A study released by the University of California, Riverside shows that labor subcontracting and lack of employer accountability have fostered unsafe and unfair working conditions in the Inland warehouse industry. The report was […]


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Extreme Pressure, Constant Injuries and Retaliation

Workers Bravely Call for Safety on the Job Mire abajo para Español. These five warehouse workers routinely work with broken, unsafe equipment, under extreme pressure to work faster and are frequently injured. June 30 they led a group of 50 workers and supporters to call for a safer workplace and specific resolutions to serious problems […]


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“When I was pregnant, they laughed at my concerns.”

By Marta Medina This weekend I plan to join thousands of people in Chinatown in Los Angeles. We are concerned about working conditions that affect people like me who make sure Walmart’s shelves are stocked. It means a lot for me to be there Saturday. I want people to know about the hard work warehouse […]


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Workers Unite to Stop Extreme Pressure

Wearing a t-shirt may seem like a small thing…but it means a lot when you work in a warehouse. Today , these courageous workers showed they are united in the face of retaliation to stop extreme pressure on the job, unsafe working conditions and disrespect in Walmart-contracted warehouses. … Usar una camiseta podría verse como […]


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Pretty Little Liar

Who is this woman? Last week she claimed to be “Zoe Mitchell,” a young student at USC interested in terrible and illegal conditions inside warehouses that move goods for Walmart. Today she let her true identity slip. “Zoe Mitchell” is completely fictional. Zoe is actually Stephanie Harnett, a fake “reporter” working for Walmart. Last week […]


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Workers Call on Walmart to Stop Cloak and Dagger Tactics

LOS ANGELES – Warehouse workers who move Walmart goods have filed charges against Walmart and its PR firm for illegally spying on workers and are calling on the retail giant to drop Mercury Public Affairs as a contracted lobbying firm. Workers filed charges after learning last week that a senior associate for Mercury was caught […]


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LA Latina Leaders Reveal New Details about Walmart’s Negative Effects on the Local Economy

LOS ANGELES — Major retailers like Walmart are driving down wages and workplace safety standards on a scale far greater than understood before, a report released today by the National Employment Law Project shows. The explosion of “domestic outsourcing,” the aggressive practice of contracting warehousing, transportation and goods delivery to a complex hierarchy of contractors […]


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Líderes Latinas de Los Ángeles revelan nuevos detalles sobre los efectos negativos de Walmart en la economía local

LOS ANGELES – Los grandes minoristas como Walmart están bajando los salarios y las normas de seguridad laboral en una escala mucho mayor que la conocida anteriormente, reporta un informe publicado hoy por El Proyecto Nacional de Empleo. La explosión de la “externalización domestica”, la práctica agresiva de contratación de prestación de almacenamiento, transportación y […]


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