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 men and women and must illuminate dark shipping containers with only light from their cell phones will talk about the shocking working conditions they endure daily at a press conference Monday.

“We’ve just scratched the surface at port warehouses and already we are finding workers in danger,” said Guadalupe Palma, director of Warehouse Workers United.

WHAT: Press conference with warehouse worker and truck drivers
WHERE: American Logistics International, Inc.24620 Main Street, Carson, California 90745
WHEN: 4 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18

Since 2009, warehouse workers in Southern California’s Inland Empire – the massive logistics and warehousing hub about 50 miles east of Los Angeles – have bravely exposed dangerous working conditions, millions of dollars in stolen wages and massive retaliation in facilities there. This marks the first time non-union warehouse workers are speaking out about working conditions in the port area.

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