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10 Workers Suspended After Resting to Recover from Sweltering Temperatures

Ten warehouse workers were suspended after taking a 5-minute break to recover from 90+ degree temperatures inside the warehouse where they move Walmart suitcases. View the photos here. “We are doing heavy manual labor inside the hot warehouse and there very little ventilation,” said Ricardo Hernandez, who has worked at the Walmart-contracted warehouse for one […]


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Warehouse Workers Win 60 Percent Raise Plus Benefits

A group of warehouse workers is about to receive a raise of about 60 percent. “I haven’t received my first paycheck just yet, but it will be about double,” said Reynaldo Ríos Ibañez, who has worked at the warehouse since October 2011. “It means it will be easier to take care of my family. Before […]


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Free Health Fair/ Feria de la Salud Gratis

Attention all warehouse workers, please join us for the first ever Warehouse Worker Free Health Fair. Atención a todos los trabajadores de bodega, por favor únase a nosotros para la primera feria de salud gratis para los trabajadores de bodega en el sur de California. RSVP: http://bit.ly/14vbDOn Free Screenings:   Glucose Cholesterol Blood Pressure Medi-Cal/Healthy […]


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8 Ways Warehouses Cheat and Hurt American Workers

With President Barack Obama’s visit to an Amazon fulfillment center in Chattanooga, Tennessee it’s a good time to shed some light on typical warehousing jobs. Here are eight problems in the industry:  8) What does your paycheck really say? Are workers being paid an hourly wage or are you being paid piece rate? Piece rate […]


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Striking Warehouse Workers Return to Work

Early Friday Morning… Thirty-two warehouse workers successfully returned to work Friday, July 26 at 8 a.m. after a two-day strike. Workers won national attention, international support and spoke directly to Walmart about retaliation and unsafe working conditions. The group walks to their shift at the Olivet warehouse in Mira Loma, California.


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Day 2: Warehouse Worker Strike

Workers Embark on a Four County Tour of Southern California Warehouse workers started the morning early with a picket line in front of the Olivet International warehouse in Mira Loma, California. (Read the news coverage from Day 1.) Olivet is a Walmart contractor and 70 percent of the merchandise moved in the warehouse is sold […]


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News Clips: Warehouse Strike

Selected news coverage of warehouse workers’ courageous strike. Los Angeles Times: Workers protest conditions at Wal-Mart luggage supplier warehouse La Opinion: Contra inseguridad laboral San Bernardino Sun/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin: Workers strike at Mira Loma warehouse Photos from San Bernardino Sun/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin Riverside Press–Enterprise: WORKPLACE: Warehouse workers strike, file federal The Nation: Warehouse […]


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Why I am striking.

Heidi joined more than 30 of her coworkers on the picketline in front of a Walmart-contracted warehouse in Mira Loma, California Wednesday. Warehouse workers walked off the job this morning to protest firing, extreme intimidation, spying and retaliation they have experienced since they exposed dangerous and unsafe working conditions. By Heidi Baizabal I have worked […]


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Walmart Chinatown Battle Goes to Court

Guest Blog by Jan Tokumaru reposted from The Frying Pan News The fate of Chinatown residents and small businesses will be decided by the Superior Court July 11. For the past 18 months, Chinatown residents and community activists across the city have been fighting Walmart’s attempt to open a grocery store in the historic downtown neighborhood. […]


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Walmart Threatens To Shut Down Stores If DC Passes Living Wage Bill

Update 2 (7/12/10) – Washington Mayor Vincent Gray must sign the living wage ordinance into law and he has not indicated what he’ll do. You can have a big impact in ensuring employees of big box retailers are paid at least $12.50 an hour. Sign the petition to Mayor Gray. Guest blog by Aviva Shen […]


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