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 […]

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Resource Center now home to Inland Latino organizations

By Anthony Victoria IE Community News Group (Link to full article.) Three of the Inland region’s top Latino serving organizations now have a place to call home. Labor employee advocates Warehouse Workers United (WWU) has given the Inland Empire-Immigrant Youth Coalition (IEIYC), Justice for Immigrants Coalition of Southern California (JFIC), and UNITE Local 11 the […]

Support Cal Cartage Warehouse Workers

My name is Gregario Ceron. I have a family and I have been working at California Cartage, a warehouse in Los Angeles, for 7 years as a forklift driver. We move goods such as televisions, tools, clothes, toys and beer for Amazon, Lowes, Wal-Mart, Miller, Sears and Kmart. After so many years at the warehouse, […]

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California Cartage Workers Walkout of Work to Address the Media

California Cartage workers used their lunch break to address supporters and the media as they announced their lawsuit against a web of employers who are committing a egregious workplace violations. After delegation to their supervisor they walked out together as a sign of unity and to show their co-workers that only united will they be […]

Warehouse workers sue for unpaid wages at Port of L.A.

By Chris Kirkham Los Angeles Times (Link to article on latimes.com) A group of warehouse workers at the Port of Los Angeles has filed suit against a major distribution company, claiming that they have been underpaid and subjected to harsh working conditions. The workers are seeking a class-action suit against California Cartage Co. and several […]

Corporate Giant Cal Cartage Sued for Rampant Violations of Los Angeles’ Living Wage Ordinance

Class action lawsuit seeks damages in the millions for more than 500 warehouse workers (LOS ANGELES – Dec. 18, 2014) On Wednesday, warehouse workers filed a class action lawsuit against California Cartage Company (“Cal Cartage”) and staffing agency SSI Staffing detailing pervasive labor law violations, including the City of Los Angeles Living Wage Ordinance, at […]

Workers Reach $21-Million Settlement Against Wal-Mart, Warehouses

By Ricardo Lopez Los Angeles Times (link to article on latimes.com) Workers at a Riverside County warehouse and distribution complex for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. agreed to settle a long-running battle over wage issues by accepting $21 million in unpaid wages, interest and penalties. The proposed settlement of a lawsuit with Wal-Mart and Schneider Logistics Inc. […]