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.
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.Continue below the Solidarity Squiggle!
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
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TAKE ACTION: sign a letter of support!
Derechos de Trabajadores
Voices/Voces from the Warehouse
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,