Vindicated! Walmart-Dedicated warehouse settles federal charges for retaliation against workers who spoke up! When we fight we win!
“We think this settlement shows everything they were saying was true – workers were experiencing real health and safety issues, which Walmart previously denied, and real retaliation, which Walmart also previously denied,” Kaoosji said.
Walmart did not return calls for comment.
Click here to read the full article: http://www.dailybulletin.com/general-news/20140217/inland-empire-distribution-center-settles-complaint-with-workers
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.
Click here to read the full article on Riverside Press-Enterprise website.
In news that’s becoming alarmingly regular, another temp worker lost their life. An accident occurred on December 4th at an Amazon facility staffed by Abacus, a temp agency, and unfortunately a worker lost their life. Our condolences go out to the workers family and loved ones.
ProPublica continues their series, Temp Land, Working in the New Economy, by publishing a new article today on the health and safety issues in the temp industry.
“In California and Florida, two of the largest states, temps had about 50 percent greater risk of being injured on the job than non-temps. That risk was 36 percent higher in Massachusetts, 66 percent in Oregon and 72 percent in Minnesota.”
We have added several items to our Research Section. Two articles from Harris Freeman and George Gonos on the temp industry in Massachusetts (in English and Spanish) and a report from Susan Houseman of Upjohn Institute.
You can see all the links here, or click on “Research” above.