I’m thrilled to announce that the Warehouse Worker Resource Center (WWRC) is joining the Partnership for Working Families as our newest affiliate!
Southern California, and especially the Inland Empire, is home to the largest concentration of warehouse space on the planet, but tens of thousands of workers are hired through temp agencies, paid low wages, receive no benefits, and have no job security. WWRC is working to change that.
WWRC is dedicated to improving working conditions in the warehouse industry in Southern California. WWRC operates a community center in the Inland Empire where workers learn about their rights, advocate with local allies to improve their workplace and their community, and take action to raise standards among of goods movement companies and retailers. WWRC is also making change through state policy advocacy and building power in this conservative region through civic engagement.
We have enjoyed working in coalition with WWRC for a long time, and their addition to our network could not be more timely as we fight for equitable development in our cities and push back on privatization and giveaways to tech giants like Amazon and Google.
WWRC Co-Executive Director Sheheryar Kaoosji has a long history with the Partnership including three years as Director of the Project for Clean and Safe Ports at LAANE.
“WWRC is dedicated to building power to hold the goods movement industry accountable for its economic and environmental impacts,” said Sheheryar. “We are proud to join the Partnership for Working Families, a network where we can join with other organizations on the cutting edge of innovation on policy and organizing.”
Our network is ready to join WWRC in winning justice for warehouse workers, their families, and their communities.