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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, […]


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Walmart Store and Warehouse Workers Hold Community Forum on Widespread Retaliation in Walmart’s Supply Chain

Aida Alvarez, Chair of the Latino Community Foundation, Refused to Other Latino Leaders and California Workers CONTACT: Jorge Amaro at 202-842-4998 Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164 OAKLAND, Calif. – More than a dozen Walmart employees and warehouse workers who work in Walmart-contracted facilities told a crowd of Bay Area leaders and activists that no matter the […]


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New Report Blows the Lid Off Local Lore About Warehouse Wages

ONTARIO, Calif. – In a new report University of California professor and warehousing and logistics expert Juan D. de Lara reveals that the local warehousing industry is relying on low-paid, temporary workers at serious risk to the ongoing economic health of the region. De Lara takes a closer look at labor and census statistics to […]


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21 Clergy and Walmart Workers Arrested as Hundreds Rally to Protest Illegal Retaliation, Low Wages

CONTACT: Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164, Elizabeth.brennan@changetowin.org Allison Mannos at 323-706-8320, Amannos@laane.org LOS ANGELES—Twenty-one current people, including seven current Walmart workers, two former Walmart workers and 12 members of the clergy, were arrested today at the intersection of Cesar Chavez and Broadway in Los Angeles’  Chinatown at 2 p.m. today. More than 1,000 Walmart workers and […]


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Southern California to Join Walmart Workers for Nationwide Day of Protests

Following strikes at the Port of Los Angeles, fast food restaurants and Inland Empire warehouses, Southern Californians Plan Massive Demonstration After Walmart Failed to Meet the Labor Day Deadline CONTACT: Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164, Elizabeth.brennan@changetowin.org Allison Mannos at 323-706-8320, Amannos@laane.org LOS ANGELES – On Thursday, September 5, hundreds of Los Angeles supporters will join Walmart […]


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Warehouse Workers Win 60 Percent Raise Plus Benefits

A group of warehouse workers is about to receive a raise of about 60 percent. “I haven’t received my first paycheck just yet, but it will be about double,” said Reynaldo Ríos Ibañez, who has worked at the warehouse since October 2011. “It means it will be easier to take care of my family. Before […]


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President Obama’s Warehouse Visit Highlights Potential to Create Good Jobs

Warehousing Sector Dominated by Part-time, Low-wage Temp Jobs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 30, 2013 CONTACT: Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164 or elizabeth.brennan@changetowin.org Statement of Guadalupe Palma, director, Warehouse Workers United: ONTARIO, Calif. – As President Barack Obama prepares to tour an Amazon warehouse in Tennessee Tuesday, his visit shines a light on a growing and very […]


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Huelga: Trabajadores de Bodegas del Condado de Riverside salen en huelga

Los trabajadores señalan a promesas vacías de Walmart para mejorar la calidad de trabajos en sus bodegas contratadas PARA PUBLICACION INMEDIATA: 24 de julio 2013 CONTACTO: Elizabeth Brennan al 213-999-2164 o elizabeth.brennan@changetowin.org ONTARIO, California – Trabajadores de bodegas salieron del trabajo esta mañana para protestar contra la intimidación extrema, el espionaje y las represalias que […]


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Strike: Riverside County Warehouse Workers Walk Out

Workers Point to Walmart’s Empty Promises to Improve the Quality of Jobs at Its Contracted Warehouses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, July 24, 2013 CONTACT: Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164, Elizabeth.Brennan@changetowin.org ONTARIO, Calif. – Warehouse workers walked off the job this morning to protest the extreme intimidation, spying and retaliation they have experienced since they exposed dangerous […]


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Strike: Warehouse Workers Walk Off the Job

Workers Call on Walmart to Take Responsibility for Warehouses Contact: Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164 ONTARIO, Calif. – Following months of raising serious concerns about poor working conditions and poverty wages at a critical Walmart-contracted warehouse in Riverside County, workers went on strike this morning at 5 am. Workers will hold a large rally at 11 […]


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