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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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Corporate Giant Cal Cartage Sued for Rampant Violations of Los Angeles’ Living Wage Ordinance

Class action lawsuit seeks damages in the millions for more than 500 warehouse workers (LOS ANGELES – Dec. 18, 2014) On Wednesday, warehouse workers filed a class action lawsuit against California Cartage Company (“Cal Cartage”) and staffing agency SSI Staffing detailing pervasive labor law violations, including the City of Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance, at […]

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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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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 […]

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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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LA/Long Beach Port Warehouse Workers to Speak Out about Daily Danger

Non-union workers service Walmart-contracted port area warehouses report unsafe, illegal working conditions. Truck Drivers at the Same Facility Plan to Strike Today MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: November 18, 2013 Contact: Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164 LOS ANGELES – Warehouse workers who are told to clean a mysterious oil-like substance, must use a single bathroom for dozens of […]

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California State Agency Cites Walmart Contractor for Dangerous Working Conditions

CONTACT: Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164 ONTARIO, Calif. – Warehouse workers in Mira Loma, California were vindicated after the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health issued a dozen citations against a Walmart-contractor for a range of unsafe and illegal working conditions. Twenty warehouse workers filed a complaint with Cal/OSHA in May citing blocked fire exits, […]