Saturday, January 11, 2014
Don't let Walmart warehouse workers freeze to death
From our friends at Warehouse Workers for Justice:
Walmart warehouse workers in Hammond, Ind., face extreme cold, snow, and icy conditions inside the warehouse because thecompany refuses to properly maintain the facility.
"It shouldn't come to someone dying before we get heat in the warehouse" said Dion Stammis, a warehouse worker.
On the coldest day in 30 years workers threatened to walk off the job and forced the warehouse to shut down for a day. But workers are now back in the frigid conditions. A worker suffering frostbite was rushed to the ER in the middle of his shift.
Warehouse Workers Organizing Committee members have told Walmart's warehouse operator, LINC, they want heat, warm up breaks, and immediate repairs to broken dock doors and aprons which are letting in the snow and ice.
Tell LINC and Walmart to heat the warehouse and not retaliate against workers standing up for their rights! Click here: http://tinyurl.com/lkxy3qd