Dozens of Cal Cartage Workers Terminated- We Are Fighting Back

This morning,warehouse workers are at the Los Angeles Harbor Commission demanding that California Cartage retain employment for all workers at their warehouse at the port.  Cal Cartage appears to be violating the City Service Worker Retention Policy by not keeping workers on the job after changing staffing agencies this Monday.  This retaliatory action will not stand. […]

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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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LA/Long Beach Port Warehouse Workers at Massive Walmart-Contracted Facilities Face Daily Danger

Workers appeal to state agencies to fix unsafe working conditions as port truck drivers strike. For Immediate Release: November 18, 2013 Contact: Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164 LOS ANGELES – Warehouse workers are told to clean a mysterious oil-like substance, men and women must share a single bathroom and workers are forced to illuminate dark shipping […]

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Southern California to Join Walmart Workers for Nationwide Day of Protests

Following strikes at the Port of Los Angeles, fast food restaurants and Inland Empire warehouses, Southern Californians Plan Massive Demonstration After Walmart Failed to Meet the Labor Day Deadline CONTACT: Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164, Allison Mannos at 323-706-8320, LOS ANGELES – On Thursday, September 5, hundreds of Los Angeles supporters will join Walmart […]

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New Report Finds Child Labor Violations at Certified Walmart Shrimp Supplier

Global Aquaculture Alliance certification fails to protect migrant workers. Contact: Sean Rudolph, International Labor Rights Forum, 202-347-4100 ext. 113 Elizabeth Brennan, Warehouse Workers United, 213-999-2164 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Longtime Walmart shrimp supplier, certified by the Global Aquaculture Alliance, engaged in serious violations of Thai law and international human rights standards, according to a new briefing […]

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Workers Converge on Walmart HQ for Week of Actions

The LA to Arkansas crew at the Clovis, New Mexico Walmart at 1:45 a.m. Hundreds of Walmart employees, their families, supporters and Javier Rodriguez, a warehouse worker from Southern California, hopped on buses May 30 to travel to Bentonville, Arkansas — Walmart’s international headquarters. The group is there to call on Walmart to change course. […]