WWJ is proud to present our latest research report, The COVID Jungle: Chicagoland's Essential Food Workers and the Need for Vaccination Priority. The report highlights workers' voices and stories about COVID-19 in their workplaces and the need to prioritize these essential workers for COVID-19 vaccine access.
Read the report here.
Warehouse workers in the food chain keep our grocery store shelves stocked, restaurant kitchens supplied, and food deliveries ready to roll. But jobs in food warehouses are often dangerous and poorly paid, leaving workers to struggle for stability even at some of the world's richest corporations.
2020 was a hard year for warehouse workers - the COVID-19 pandemic magnified existing problems in the industry and deepened the divide between the workers who keep warehouses running and the employers who enjoy the profits. As the world has pivoted to remote work, warehouse workers have never been more essential or more at risk.
Our 2020 Annual Report showcases the fights we led for warehouse workers this year and the ongoing struggle for PPE, safety precautions, and vaccine access. Read the report here.