About the Warehouse Worker Resource Center
The Warehouse Worker Resource Center is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization founded in 2011 dedicated to improving working conditions in the warehouse industry in Southern California.
As goods movement and warehousing become a dominant sector of California’s economy, we have seen conditions decline rather than improve. In the Inland Empire, where more than 40% of goods pass through the logistics industry, we have seen our communities bear the brunt of this growth in the form of poor job quality, high asthma rates and congestion.
WWRC organizes groups of workers in the supply chains of key companies like Amazon and Walmart, supporting workers standing for living wages, safe workplaces, secure employment and strong communities. In solidarity with unions, in partnership with the immigrant rights movement, aligned with efforts for criminal justice and the principles of environmental justice, we bring workers together to develop new and effective strategies for organizing in the strategic nodes of the supply chain.
We assist workers dealing with issues of health and safety, wage theft and workers’ compensation when injured. We also serve as a community center for workers, family members and supporters interested in knowing their rights, joining with other workers to share experiences and learn from each other. We are building a movement for workers’ rights in the Inland Empire and throughout Southern California.
Our Mission Statement
The Warehouse Worker Resource Center builds worker power through education, advocacy, and collective action to improve working conditions for the hundreds of thousands of warehouse workers in the Inland Region and Southern California.
We organize warehouse workers to end exploitation and support a strong, healthy community that is able to transform its relationship with the logistics industry. We do this in the service of warehouse workers gaining control over their workplaces, and holding corporations accountable to the people and the environment so that our community can thrive.
The WWRC anchors the Ontario Justice Center, a co-operative space where eight worker rights, immigrant rights and community organizations have joined together to create a safe community and organizing space in the Inland region.