In Eastvale, California, Olivet International warehouse workers, who move suitcases for Walmart, have been fighting for a safe workplace for over 2 years. Olivet now is trying to push out these workers and replace them with temp workers by cutting their hours, attacking workers’ families by having work schedules that change day to day and trying […]Read More
Two policy research briefs released this month by Researchers from UCR’s Labor Studies program and School of Public Policy’s Center for Sustainable Suburban Development found that a significant share of blue-collar warehouse jobs are filled through temporary staffing agencies, enabling warehouse companies to pay these workers less than those employed directly by the companies and […]
Prof. Juan De Lara’s new research highlights the needs of blue-collar warehouse workers and their families in the midst of economic recovery. Download the report here.
UC Riverside Report “Unsafe and Unfair: Labor Conditions in the Warehouse Industry” Points to Pressures in the Logistics Industry July 18, 2012 A study released by the University of California, Riverside shows that labor subcontracting and lack of employer accountability have fostered unsafe and unfair working conditions in the Inland warehouse industry. The report was […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.