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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. […]


WORKPLACE: Court Rules Walmart Must Remain a Defendant

By Jack Katzanek The Press-Enterprise (link to article on pe.com) A federal judge has denied Wal-Mart’s request to be removed from a lawsuit filed by Inland Southern California distribution workers. The decision means that it is now likely the world’s largest retailer will have to answer workers’ allegations in open court. Judge Christina Snyder, in […]


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Federal Judge Rules Walmart May Be Liable in Defrauding of Subcontracted Workers

Ruling denies walmart’s claims that its contractors acted independently For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January 13, 2014 Contact: Sheheryar Kaoosji at 213-453-8454 LOS ANGELES – A federal court in Los Angeles ruled Tuesday, January 12 that Walmart and its warehouse operator must face trial to determine whether they are liable as “joint employers” for violating the […]



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The Workers Who Bring You Black Friday

My life as a temp in California’s Inland Empire, the belly of the online shopping beast. By Gabriel Thompson The Nation (Link to article at thenation.com) Photo info: A worker gathers items for delivery from the warehouse floor at Amazon’s distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona (Reuters/Ralph D. Freso) This article was reported in partnership with […]


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PHOTOS: Shifting the Balance of Power

Thank you to all who joined the Warehouse Worker Resource Center for the first-ever celebration, Shifting the Balance of Power. Dec. 10 warehouse workers honored former California Labor Secretary Marty Morgenstern, Labor Commissioner Julie Su, Sen. Norma Torres and the Chinatown Community for Equitable Development for their tireless support of working people. Special thank you […]


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