WWJ and their allies will also demand that Rich Products Corporation and all employers in Will County immediately commit to fixing workplace health and safety issues for all permanent and temporary workers who make their operations possible.

Joliet, IL — On the one month anniversary of the death of Adewale…


WWJ and Their Allies Will Also Demand That Congressman Foster Drop His Support for Northpoint and That He Follow The Lead of The Community and Not The Leadership of The Controversial Joliet Mayor O’Dekirk

Joliet — As part of a larger week of actions by organizations within the Green New…


A local warehouse worker was killed at Rich Productions on July 20th after an accident at the facility. The local warehouse has had several serious OSHA violations in the past including ‘Locking and Tagging’ violations and an accident where there was an amputee.

“Warehouse Workers for Justice are heartbroken to…


Media Advisory: Labor and Community Groups to Document Air Pollution Outside North America’s Largest Inland Port

Local Will County organizations led by the Warehouse Workers for Justice will launch a multi-month community air testing project that will shed light on air quality surrounding North America’s largest inland port

Joliet- Building…


Media Advisory: Community and Labor Groups to Protest Senator Durbin and Duckworth’s Support of Controversial Northpoint Project

Organizers Say The State’s Two Standing Senators Are Out of Touch With Chicago’s Southland by Supporting the Project. …


Labor, Community and Environmental Groups To Hold Press Conference To Encourage Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker to Stand His Ground Against Political Interference by Billionaire Developer Northpoint

The controversial 3000 acre warehouse proposal has been delayed for 3 years by stiff resistance in Will County. Now the developer and its allies…


Unprecedented Report Shows Life-threatening Blindspot in Vaccinations for Essential Workers

January 12, Chicago, IL- On Tuesday, a team of worker justice organizations are releasing The COVID Jungle: Chicagoland’s Essential Food Workers and the Need for Vaccination Priority. Chicagoland is home to the country’s second largest food economy. Food production and…


Open Letter to Illinois Department of Public Health’s Director Ngozi Ekize From the Raise the Floor Alliance

December 6, 2020

Sophia Zaman

Executive Director, Raise the Floor Alliance

Dr. Ngozi Ekize
Director, Illinois Department of Public Health

Dear Dr. Ezike,

After recent reporting on the state of Illinois’ initial vaccination…


Media Advisory: Labor, Community Organizations and Legal Advocacy Groups Combine Efforts to Demand Vaccine Access for Vulnerable Prisoners and Essential Workers Alike

December 21, Chicago- As new COVID-19 vaccines have gotten emergency approval, it is up to state officials and local health departments to decide on deployment plans. Community organizations…


As FDA Moves To Approve Vaccine and the Second Surge Rages, Warehouse and Temp Workers Urge Public Official To Include Them In Vaccine Deployment Plan

December 8th, Chicago, IL- Local essential warehouse and temporary staffing agency workers, along with local labor organizers, will host an Emergency Essential Worker Town &…

Roberto Clack, Warehouse Workers for Justice

Associate Director of Warehouse Workers for Justice, a worker center dedicated to fighting for stable, family supporting jobs in Chicagoland’s warehouses.

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