Media Release: Warehouse Workers for Justice Becomes First Workers Center In Chicagoland To Formally Recognize Staff Union


Official Statement: For Immediate Release

Friday, November 12, Joliet — Warehouse Workers for Justice (WWJ) is pleased to announce that we have formally recognized the Chicago NewsGuild, TNG-CWA Local 34071 as the union representing WWJ staff. “We believe that all workers have the right to unionize and bargain collectively, starting with our own employees,” said Roberto Clack, WWJ Executive Director. “As a former CWA/Newsguild member myself, I am proud of our team for taking this step to unionize and I am excited to begin negotiations on our staff union contract, which will strengthen the voice of our workers and further enable us to provide our team with the best working conditions in the industry. We see this as another important step forward in advancing the fight for good, living-wage jobs for warehouse workers throughout the massive Chicagoland warehousing industry.”

PRESS CONTACTS: Roberto Clack 312.450.1972,,

Andrew Herrera, Spokesperson, Warehouse Workers for Justice, 847.977.3645,

Based in Joliet Illinois, Warehouse Workers for Justice is a worker center fighting for stable, living-wage jobs in warehouses and distribution centers. We educate workers about labor rights, teach folks how to enforce their rights, organize in the workplace and community and fight for public and private policies that promote full-time work at decent wages in the warehouse industry.

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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.