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Warehouse Workers United begins their 50-mile protest march tomorrow. Their objective is "to urge Walmart to eliminate illegal and inhumane working conditions in its contracted warehouses in Southern California." They will march from Riverside to Los Angeles, sleeping on church floors along the way. Community organizations will provide support and meals. Here is a link for a map of the route. Follow the march on social media using the hashtag #WalMarch.

Press release from warehousworkersunited.org:

In the tradition of the farm workers and janitors, dozens of warehouse workers and their supporters will march along the same route goods travel through the Los Angeles basin to and from the Inland Empire. They will march for basic, but critical improvements on the job: fans to combat the 120 degree heat, working equipment, clean water, regular breaks, and an end to inhumane work quotas and retaliation for speaking up about safety conditions.

More than 85,000 workers labor in warehouses lifting merchandise out of shipping containers that enter through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and onto trucks destined for retail stores like Walmart.

WHAT: Press Conference to Launch Warehouse Worker Pilgrimage
WHEN: 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 13
WHERE: 601 S. Milliken Ave., Suite A, Ontario, California 91761
WHO: Warehouse Workers
Assembly member Norma Torres
Members of the clergy

Continue below the Solidarity Squiggle!

To Donate/Sign up for email updates:
http://www.warehouseworkersunited.org/...

TAKE ACTION: sign a letter of support!
http://takeaction.walmartwatch.org/...

Derechos de Trabajadores

Voices/Voces from the Warehouse
http://www.youtube.com/...

Kossacks: Please stand with our fellow workers of Warehouse Workers United as they fight for their rights.

In the Tradition of the FarmWorkers

And in the Tradition of the Janitors

La lucha continua,
SOLIDARIDAD,

JayRaye

Originally posted to Invisible People on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 08:32 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions and Anti-Capitalist Chat.

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  •  Tip Jar (8+ / 0-)

    WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For May: Martyrs of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, Spring 1912.

    by JayRaye on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 08:32:09 AM PDT

  •  Let's Import An Unending Supply Of Cheaper Labor (0+ / 0-)

    To jobs in the U.S. and then pretend that, unlike the outcome when we export the jobs to cheaper labor, we can control the conditions under which they are employed.

    At the same time we can fool ourselves into thinking we can have higher wages and low low prices in the same time and space.

    I won't be coming home tonight, my generation will put it right - Genesis 9:3

    by superscalar on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 09:00:47 AM PDT

    •  Run them furriners outta town by sundown (1+ / 0-)
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      JayRaye

      and everthing will be fine and dandy for the workin folk.  Right?  That's always worked out so well, let's do it again.

      I choose solidarity.

      Ever get the feeling you've been cheated?

      by ActivistGuy on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 09:15:15 AM PDT

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    •  Cheaper Labor? (1+ / 0-)
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      Larsstephens

      Undocumented Workers are people, my friend,

      not an import/export product.

      I choose human rights and

      SOLIDARITY

      Please, stop now.

      This diary is about how to support the march of

      the Warehouse Workers.

      You are off topic.

      WE NEVER FORGET Our Labor Martyrs: a project to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives in Freedom's Cause. For May: Martyrs of the San Diego Free Speech Fight, Spring 1912.

      by JayRaye on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 09:25:19 AM PDT

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      •  SOLIDARITY? (0+ / 0-)

        What does this mean?

        Does that mean that we all learn to pretend that 'illegal' means one thing when it is convenient, and it means something else when it isn't convenient?

        I live in San Bernardino County, CA. which incidentally was also one of the primary impact points of the real estate crash. I saw all of those massive distribution centers being built along the I15 and I10, I saw how all of those 'Warehouse Workers' came to be in San Bernardino County to begin with, and I watched how it all blew up when the U.S. 'consumer' could no longer afford to 'consume' no matter how cheap the price became.

        And please don't lecture me about what you feel is 'off topic'.

        I won't be coming home tonight, my generation will put it right - Genesis 9:3

        by superscalar on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 09:42:30 AM PDT

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        •  You might want to read the rules for this site. (0+ / 0-)

          Hijacking a diary for your pet peeve is quite definitely against the rules.  The diarist was well within his rights to ask you to stop and you're far outside yours by refusing.  Please stop.

          "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

          by gustynpip on Fri Sep 14, 2012 at 07:28:53 AM PDT

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