Just days after striking warehouse workers staged a large blockade
outside a major Walmart supply warehouse in the suburbs, a group of
like-minded labor advocates marched in front of a downtown Chicago
The group, lead by Chicago Jobs With Justice, contained some of the same workers who attended Monday’s rally, like Dakari Whitfield.
Whitfield told Progress Illinois
that many employees in the suburban Elmwood warehouse work in harsh
conditions indoors without good ventilation, rarely get paid on time,
and are treated badly when they complain to managers.
an unfair labor practices strike. We’re asking for a set schedule,
benefits, and maybe transportation,” Whitfield said. “When we presented
this position, people got fired and suspended.”