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Can You Feel the Heat In Sacramento?

This week, temperatures have reached over 110 degrees in Inland Southern California. Thousands of workers are toiling in steel shipping containers across Southern California delivering goods to all of us from companies like Amazon, Walmart and Target.  These workers, like millions of other workers in California, have no protections from the heat under the law. […]

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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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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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Victory at Cal Cartage!

Direct & Temp Workers Stand Together to Force Cal Cartage and the Agency they to Provide All Workers with their CalOSHA Mandated Steel Toed Boots. Ending weeks of uncertainty Cal Cartage and AMR/SSI Staffing decided to provide all of their workers with steel toe boots to comply with the recent CalOSH citation (see recent story).  […]


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CAL/OSHA ISSUES SERIOUS CITATIONS AGAINST CALIFORNIA CARTAGE

As expected, the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) has issued serious citations against California Cartage at their warehouse in Wilmington. On November 18, the Department of Occupational Safety and Health, Long Beach District office issued citations against California Cartage for the following violations at their warehouse at 2401 E. Pacific Coast Highway: […]


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Give Thanks for Warehouse Workers this Holiday!

Warehouse workers have struck twice in the past two months at California Cartage in Los Angeles. Why? Because the company continues to intimidate workers who are organizing to improve their working conditions. The workers have demanded fair wages, consistent work schedule, and safe working conditions. Now, coming up on Black Friday and Christmas, warehouse workers are demanding […]


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Teamsters ramp up drayage, warehouse worker organizing effort in LA-Long Beach

Link. From Journal of Commerce, October 27, 2015. By Bill Mongelluzzo, Senior Editor. The Teamsters union Tuesday stepped up its organizing efforts in Southern California, targeting another drayage company in Los Angeles-Long Beach, and announcing a partnership with a warehouse worker advocacy organization. The latter signals a move by the Teamsters to organize what could potentially […]


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Indoor Heat Ruling will Help Warehouse Workers Stay Cool

Four years ago, Domingo Blancas fell ill while working on a hot summer day in his warehouse, operated by National Distribution Centers, Inc. (aka NFI) in Chino, CA. He was hospitalized and had to have emergency surgery.  Cal/OSHA, which was already investigating the facility after a complaint from WWRC, cited NFI and the temp agency for […]


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 Warehouse Workers of Los Angeles, Unite!

By Michelle Chen The Nation (Link to article.) The Port of Los Angeles has been a crossroads of global trade for decades—and a labor battleground for just about as long. Following in the wake of the historic longshore union wars and the more recent port trucker strikes, warehouse workers are rumbling the docks. A few […]


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