Ontario, Calif. — In response to Amazon warehouse workers announcing their intention to form a union at the Amazon fulfillment center in Moreno Valley, Calif., known as ONT8, the Warehouse Worker Resource Center issued the following statement:
The WWRC stands in solidarity with the people who work at ONT8 and congratulates them on their effort to form a union. In a region where more than 200,000 people work in hundreds of different warehouses, it is critical that we all stand together to call for better pay to keep up with the cost of living in Southern California, safe workplaces free from sexual harassment and injury, and a reduction in congestion and harmful emissions.
The community and the people who work in warehouses in the Inland Empire are demanding accountability from the corporations that operate the warehouses in our neighborhoods. For too long, retailers like Amazon and Walmart have extracted resources from our community. The workers at ONT8, like the workers at Amazon’s air freight facility in San Bernardino and community members in Riverside and other communities, are standing together to demand change to improve the lives of the people who live here.
About the WWRC
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. We focus on education, advocacy and action to change poor working conditions in the largest warehousing hub in the country.