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Workers Reach $21-Million Settlement Against Wal-Mart, Warehouses

By Ricardo Lopez Los Angeles Times (link to article on Workers at a Riverside County warehouse and distribution complex for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to settle a long-running battle over wage issues by accepting $21 million in unpaid wages, interest and penalties. The proposed settlement of a lawsuit with Wal-Mart and Schneider Logistics Inc. […]

WORKPLACE: Court Rules Walmart Must Remain a Defendant

By Jack Katzanek The Press-Enterprise (link to article on A federal judge has denied Wal-Mart’s request to be removed from a lawsuit filed by Inland Southern California distribution workers. The decision means that it is now likely the world’s largest retailer will have to answer workers’ allegations in open court. Judge Christina Snyder, in […]

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Federal Judge Rules Walmart May Be Liable in Defrauding of Subcontracted Workers

Ruling denies walmart’s claims that its contractors acted independently For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 13, 2014 Contact: Sheheryar Kaoosji at 213-453-8454 LOS ANGELES – A federal court in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday, January 12 that Walmart and its warehouse operator must face trial to determine whether they are liable as “joint employers” for violating the […]

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The Workers Who Bring You Black Friday

My life as a temp in California’s Inland Empire, the belly of the online shopping beast. By Gabriel Thompson The Nation (Link to article at Photo info: A worker gathers items for delivery from the warehouse floor at Amazon’s distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona (Reuters/Ralph D. Freso) This article was reported in partnership with […]

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PHOTOS: Shifting the Balance of Power

Thank you to all who joined the Warehouse Worker Resource Center for the first-ever celebration, Shifting the Balance of Power. Dec. 10 warehouse workers honored former California Labor Secretary Marty Morgenstern, Labor Commissioner Julie Su, Sen. Norma Torres and the Chinatown Community for Equitable Development for their tireless support of working people. Special thank you […]

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Federal Judge Approves $4.7 million Settlement for Workers at a Large Walmart-contracted Warehouse

Millions in Wages and Overtime Pay Were Stolen from More than 500 Workers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 11, 2013 Contact: Elizabeth Brennan, Warehouse Workers United, 213-999-2164 LOS ANGELES – A federal judge approved a preliminary settlement of $4.7 million for 568 warehouse workers at one of Walmart’s largest contracted warehouses. (Download the pending Quezada settlement […]

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Community Members, former Walmart and Warehouse Workers Arrested in Peaceful Civil Disobedience in Ontario Nation Rallies Behind Walmart Workers; 1,500 Black Friday Rallies Mark One of Largest Mobilizations of Working Families in History FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, November 29 Contact: Elizabeth Brennan, Warehouse Workers United, 213-999-2164 LOS ANGELES –Early this morning in front of the […]

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Southern California Walmart and Warehouse Workers to Join Nationwide Protest for Better Jobs

Media Advisory for Friday, November 29 Contact:  Elizabeth Brennan, Warehouse Workers United, 213-999-2164 or Allison Mannos, LAANE, 323-706-8320 Community Organizations and Religious Leaders to Join the Call for Walmart to Publicly Commit to Paying $25,000 a Year, Providing Full-Time Work LOS ANGELES  – In one of the largest mobilizations of working families in recent history, […]

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National Leaders React to Walmart’s Announcement of a New CEO

Civil rights groups weigh in on Walmart’s announcement of the company’s change of leadership. Guadalupe Palma, Director of Warehouse Workers United “Warehouse workers have repeatedly been exposed to dangerous and illegal working conditions inside Walmart’s contracted warehouses. While Walmart has acknowledged the poor working conditions and its own responsibility to ensure all supply chain workers […]