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Statement on Amazon’s announcement to pay a $15 minimum wage to US workers

October 2, 2018 — Heather Appel, Partnership for Working Families. The workers who build empires like Amazon deserve a fair return on their work. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the history of the world and warehouse workers have helped him amass his $164 billion fortune. Setting the wage floor at $15 is a […]


California Cartage To Pay over $3.5 million in Back Wages for Federal Violations

  California Cartage/NFI, the largest warehousing and drayage company at the Ports of LA and Long Beach, will pay $3.5 million to over 1500 workers for wage theft at their customs inspection facility in Carson, CA. “No contractor receiving federal funds to provide services to the government should gain an economic advantage by paying workers […]


WWRC Stands With Immigrant Families in Victorville

      On June 30, the WWRC was proud to join our partners in the Inland Coalition for Immigrant Justice and hundreds of beautiful people for a rally to support immigrant families at the Victorville Federal Prison, where immigrant detainees are being housed under inhumane conditions. We stand against incarceration of all of our […]


Cal Cartage NFI and Workers Settle Living Wage Lawsuit for $1.875 Million

In 2014 the workers at California Cartage NFI in Los Angeles launched their campaign for justice in the Amazon supply chain with a class action lawsuit filed against the company for not paying the living wage on City property. Last week, the workers entered into a tentative settlement with the warehouse and staffing agency employers for $1.875 […]


WWRC Celebration Enjoyed By All

On May 20, the WWRC celebrated courageous workers’ efforts to organize at from the Port of Los Angeles to the warehouses of Fontana. Thank you, honorees Eric Tate, Secretary Treasurer of Teamsters Local 848 and Patricia Castellanos for showing us leadership and courage, standing with workers in the supply chains of major retailers. Extra thanks […]


WWRC Marches with Fontana, Long Beach Delegations May 1

​  On May 1, the WWRC marched with our communities in both Fontana​ and Long Beach, standing up for workers and immigrants. All year, WWRC has been standing with the immigrant community to protect California’s SB 54 from attacks from anti-immigrant forces, and educating immigrant workers about their rights in the workplace and the community.


Transparency and Good Warehouse Jobs Bill Passes Committee

  ​ On April 25, leaders from the WWRC and Workers United-SEIU visited Sacramento to testify in support of California Assembly Bill 2853​, Transparency and Good Jobs for Local Communities. We thank Assemblymember Jose Medina for introducing the bill, which would require warehouse developments that receive subsidies to disclose information about the amount and quality […]


Buy Tickets Now: WWRC Celebration May 20, Banning’s Landing in Wilmington!

WWRC will be honoring Teamsters Local 848 Secretary Treasurer Eric Tate at Port of Opportunity: WWRC’s 2018 Celebration. The party is Sunday, May 20 from 1-3 PM at Banning’s Landing in Wilmington! Eric has been a champion for working people at the Port and across Southern California and a longtime friend to WWRC. For tickets […]


Action Alert: Raise Your Voice on Indoor Heat!

In 2016, WWRC, the California Federation of Labor, ILWU, Worksafe, and other allies supported SB 1167, mandating Cal/OSHA to establish the first indoor heat standard in the nation. After Governor Brown signed the law, Cal/OSHA has been working through a process to establish this standard. The most recent draft of the language was released last […]


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