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Indoor Heat Ruling will Help Warehouse Workers Stay Cool

Four years ago, Domingo Blancas fell ill while working on a hot summer day in his warehouse, operated by National Distribution Centers, Inc. (aka NFI) in Chino, CA. He was hospitalized and had to have emergency surgery.  Cal/OSHA, which was already investigating the facility after a complaint from WWRC, cited NFI and the temp agency for […]

 Warehouse Workers of Los Angeles, Unite!

By Michelle Chen The Nation (Link to article.) The Port of Los Angeles has been a crossroads of global trade for decades—and a labor battleground for just about as long. Following in the wake of the historic longshore union wars and the more recent port trucker strikes, warehouse workers are rumbling the docks. A few […]

A “Dirty Dozen”: Companies That Routinely Steal Wages

By Rubén Tapia Radio Bilingue (Link to article and radio story.) In California, hundreds of thousands of workers receive less than minimum wage, or don’t get paid for overtime, or don’t get breaks they are due by law. In order to expose some of those responsible to public shame, a wide labor coalition just published […]

NLRB ruling on third-party employers could be a game changer for unions

By Shan Li, Samantha Masunaga and Daina Beth Solomon Los Angeles Times (Link to article.) Unions and other labor advocates are brainstorming strategies in the wake of a National Labor Relations Board ruling that could strengthen the hand of those at the lowest level of key industries including warehousing, construction, fast food and home healthcare. […]

UCR: Study calls warehouse jobs low-paying

By Imran Ghori Riverside Press-Enterprise (Link to article.) While Inland cities are increasingly looking to the logistics industry for economic growth, two recent studies by University of California, Riverside researchers say the mainly blue-collar employees who work at warehouses are paid poorly and lack proper access to health care. But the study was heavily criticized […]

UC Riverside Reports: Warehouse Jobs Pay Poorly, Lack Health Insurance

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 […]

Warehouse Jobs Pay Poorly, Lack Health Insurance

Two UCR studies of Inland Southern California workers find that warehouse jobs typically pay less than a living wage, are temporary, and lack health-care benefits By Bettye Miller UCR Today (Link to the article. Link to policy briefs.) RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Warehouses provide jobs for thousands of workers in the Inland Empire. But a majority […]