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PHOTOS: Warehouse Workers United in Three Acts

Act I: Deliver a serious complaint to Walmart’s LA executives. Act II: Press conference with community groups, Walmart associates, warehouse workers and guest workers. No more Walmarts in Los Angeles until the mega retailer takes responsibility for all workers who help stock its shelves. Act III: The crew goes east to the warehouses in Riverside. […]


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Los trabajadores de Walmart describen una imagen gráfica de las condiciones de trabajo a lo largo de la cadena de suministro

Trabajadores describen los trabajos abundantes en represalias, peligros y bajos salarios LOS ANGELES – Los trabajadores que representan a cuatro enlaces de la cadena de suministro global de Walmart , la producción de alimentos, procesamiento, almacenamiento y venta al por menor  presentaron hoy una queja de ética formal con ejecutivos de las empresas Walmart en Los […]


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Walmart Workers Paint Graphic Picture of Working Conditions Throughout Supply Chain

Workers Describe Jobs Rife with Retaliation, Hazards and Low Pay LOS ANGELES – Workers representing four links in Walmart’s global supply chain – food production, processing, warehousing and retail – today filed a formal ethics complaint with Walmart’s corporate executives in Los Angeles. The complaint outlines systemic violations of Walmart’s own Statement of Ethics and […]


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Event: People of Faith United for Worker Justice

Join us for a pre-Labor Day rally and multi-faith gathering Thursday, August 23 with  workers, religious leaders, and leaders from the grocery store workers union. What: People of Faith United for Worker Justice When: 10:45 a.m. to 12 noon, Thursday, August 23 Where: Decker Hall, Pilgrim Place, West 6th Street and Mayflower Road in Claremont […]


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Two Workers Fired in the Name of Walmart’s Bottom Line

Pictured here: Girshriela Green and Santos Castaneda, two leaders fired in the fight to improve working conditions and jobs in the Walmart supply chain. Walmart fired Girshriela Green just days after she spoke to thousands at the June 30 Chinatown protest.  Castaneda was fired from his job moving Walmart goods after he spoke up about […]


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News Outlets Take Notice of Warehouse Workplace Hazards

A growing number of major media outlets are reporting about health and safety violations and poor working conditions at the Southern California warehouses that are the backbone of Walmart’s worldwide supply chain. According to The New York Times, the dire workplace conditions are not only hurting warehouse employees but are also having widespread economic impact […]


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Extreme Pressure, Constant Injuries and Retaliation

Workers Bravely Call for Safety on the Job Mire abajo para Español. These five warehouse workers routinely work with broken, unsafe equipment, under extreme pressure to work faster and are frequently injured. June 30 they led a group of 50 workers and supporters to call for a safer workplace and specific resolutions to serious problems […]


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“When I was pregnant, they laughed at my concerns.”

By Marta Medina This weekend I plan to join thousands of people in Chinatown in Los Angeles. We are concerned about working conditions that affect people like me who make sure Walmart’s shelves are stocked. It means a lot for me to be there Saturday. I want people to know about the hard work warehouse […]


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Workers Unite to Stop Extreme Pressure

Wearing a t-shirt may seem like a small thing…but it means a lot when you work in a warehouse. Today , these courageous workers showed they are united in the face of retaliation to stop extreme pressure on the job, unsafe working conditions and disrespect in Walmart-contracted warehouses. … Usar una camiseta podría verse como […]


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LA Latina Leaders Reveal New Details about Walmart’s Negative Effects on the Local Economy

LOS ANGELES — Major retailers like Walmart are driving down wages and workplace safety standards on a scale far greater than understood before, a report released today by the National Employment Law Project shows. The explosion of “domestic outsourcing,” the aggressive practice of contracting warehousing, transportation and goods delivery to a complex hierarchy of contractors […]


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