National Employment Law Project Report Details Walmart’s Negative Effects on the Local Economy June 6, 2012 Major retailers like Walmart are driving down wages and workplace safety standards on a scale far greater than understood before, according to a report released June 6 by the National Employment Law Project. The explosion of “domestic outsourcing,” the […]
On March 9, 2012, leaders of the the Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, the Korean Public Service and Transportation Workers Union, and International Solidarity House joined with representatives from Change to Win and Warehouse Workers United to visit the Walmart global procurement office in Seoul, South Korea. The delegation called on the retailer, the direct […]
We, workers at Schneider Logistics in Mira Loma, CA and our colleagues are grateful for the solidarity with our struggle that the Shut Down the Corporations movement is planning on February 29. We have worked moving goods for Walmart in the Inland Empire for years, under difficult conditions, and at a serious cost to our […]
Pitzer College Media Studies students produced a video this fall about the struggle that workers at the NFI warehouses in Chino, California have undertaken to improve health and safety conditions at their warehouses. These giant warehouses move goods for Walmart, Kmart and other major corporations. In the video, the workers speak for themselves about the […]
Warehouse Workers Call on Retailer to Take Responsibility for Working Conditions Within Its Supply Chain Workers are calling on Walmart to adopt a Responsible Contractor Policy to ensure that its contractors live up to the letter and the spirit of Walmart’s Statement of Ethics. This complaint is the second attempt to raise these issues with […]
The Movement to End Wage Theft October 2011 Over the last decade, grassroots opposition to wage theft has grown dramatically across the country. Wage theft, the illegal underpayment of wages primarily affects the working poor. In the report: “A Fair Day’s Pay: The Movement to End Wage Theft”, Nik Theodore, an Associate Professor at the […]
Workers around the nation will benefit from a recent National Labor Relations Board ruling requiring companies to post workers’ rights, but workers at NFI Industries in the Inland Empire of Southern California, a major logistics subcontractor for Walmart and other retailers, face retaliation for practicing their right to organize around health and safety violations. Chino, […]
Shattered Dreams and Broken Bodies: A Brief History of the Inland Empire Warehouse Industry June 30, 2011 By Warehouse Workers United and Deogracia Cornelio, UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program. Introduction by Juan de Lara, Ph.D., Dept. of American Studies and Ethnicity University of Southern California Download the report HERE.