Mira Loma, Calif. – Today, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California issued an unprecedented order against Walmart contractors Schneider Logistics and Rogers-Premier Unloading Services for threatening to discharge workers en masse in retaliation for the workers’ efforts to vindicate their rights in a federal class action lawsuit. The workers won a […]
Pitzer College Media Studies students produced a video this fall about the struggle that workers at the NFI warehouses in Chino, California have undertaken to improve health and safety conditions at their warehouses. These giant warehouses move goods for Walmart, Kmart and other major corporations. In the video, the workers speak for themselves about the […]
Warehouse Workers Call on Retailer to Take Responsibility for Working Conditions Within Its Supply Chain Workers are calling on Walmart to adopt a Responsible Contractor Policy to ensure that its contractors live up to the letter and the spirit of Walmart’s Statement of Ethics. This complaint is the second attempt to raise these issues with […]
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 […]
Over 3,300 of you signed the petition to tell Walmart subcontractor NFI to rehire Santos after he was fired for speaking out about the dangerous conditions in his workplace. Thank you for your support! Although workers have been intimidated, they continue in their struggle to make Inland Empire warehouses safe places to work. This illustrates […]
Workers around the nation will benefit from a recent National Labor Relations Board ruling requiring companies to post workers’ rights, but workers at NFI Industries in the Inland Empire of Southern California, a major logistics subcontractor for Walmart and other retailers, face retaliation for practicing their right to organize around health and safety violations. Chino, […]
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.