Walmart Warehouse Workers On Strike Against Illegal Working Conditions
Warehouse workers in Southern California are on strike, protesting against harsh working conditions and retaliation by warehouse employers. The workers move goods for Walmart, the retail giant notorious for driving down wages and crushing unionization efforts.
Conditions at its warehouses in the California desert are brutal and the subcontractors operating the facilities have been cited for numerous labor law violation. Workers face temperatures as high as 100 degrees and lack access to clean drinking water. Wages are low and the rate of injury is high -- and workers' complaints have been met with retaliation from management.