An overwhelming majority of women employed in Will County’s
warehouses regularly face sexual harassment and gender discrimination in
the workplace, according to Warehouse Workers for Justice (WWJ). The
organization has partnered with local lawmakers to form a special task
force intended to address the issue.
task force, comprised of several Joliet City Council members,Will
County Board members and community activists, announced their formation
at a press conference Monday.
The group aims to determine the scope of the problem and prepare preventative policy recommendations by 2014.
seen women be targeted or retaliated against because they spoke out or
refused sexual advances from supervisors,” said Cindy Marble, a lifelong
resident of Joliet and community organizer with WWJ.
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