WHO WE ARE
Warehouse Workers for Justice fights for good, stable, living wage jobs in Chicago's massive logistics and transportation industry. We educate workers on their rights, help workers enforce their rights, and fight for public and private policies that promote full-time work with respect and fair wages in our region's warehouses and distribution centers.
WHAT WE DO
Warehouse workers have tremendous power, but only if
we come together to use it.
At WWJ workers learn how
to stand up for their rights
WWJ Covid-19 Workshops
Like many others, WWJ has been grappling with the challenges brought forth by the COVID-19 crisis. As part of our years of work, WWJ has held ongoing know your rights workshops in the community. With COVID-19 we have had to cancel in person workshops, yet access to legal resources for workers is more important than ever. As part of our work to broaden these efforts, while maintaining social distancing, WWJ along with the Access to Justice network, the Raise the Floor Alliance, National Legal Advocacy Network and the Westside Justice Center will be hosting Facebook Live Workers Rights Workshops every Tuesday in June covering various legal topics. You can stream our workshops from the Warehouse Workers for Justice facebook page and the schedule for our events is the following:
- Tuesday, June 2nd, 11am Accessing Unemployment During COVID-19, with Attorney Miranda Huber, Raise the Floor Alliance and Chris Williams, National Legal Advocacy Network
- Tuesday, June 9th, 11am Workers Comp During COVID-19, with Attorney Jose Rivero, Cullen, Haskins and Nicohlson
- Tuesday, June 16th, 11am, Sealing and Expungement Workshop, with Attorney Mark Birhanu, Raise the Floor Alliance
- Tuesday, June 23rd, 11am, Workplace Rights & Organizing During COVID-19, with Attorney Miranda Huber, Raise the Floor Alliance and Chris Williams, National Legal Advocacy Network
- Tuesday, June 30th, 11am, Fighting Workplace Discrimination, Attorney to be announced.
WWJ Partners With Illinois Access To Justice Program To Provide Expungement Workshops
Warehouse Workers for Justice has partnered with Access to Justice Illinois and Prairie State Legal Services to teach workers how to expunge (remove) or seal their criminal backgrounds. Oftentimes, criminal backgrounds hold people back in the workforce forever and getting those records expunged or sealed can be life changing. In these workshop we provide clear steps and contact information to legal services, followed by a conversation about worker rights and how to enforce them.
Victory for Temp Workers! HB 690 passes!
HB 690 bans charges for drug testing and background checks, mandates return transportation from job sites, requires that temp agencies act to place workers in direct hire jobs and requires temp agencies to report statistics on the race and gender of employees they hire
WWJ Joliet Office
1 Doris Ave.
Joliet, IL 60433
(in the old parole building across from Nowell Park)
WWJ Chicago Office and Mailing Address
37 S. Ashland Ave., First Floor
Chicago, IL 60607