Warehouse workers have kept the economy running during this pandemic — and we’re all essential to so much more than our workplace. Warehouse workers deserve the opportunity to protect themselves, their families, and their communities. To join the effort in protecting each other, we’re proud to announce that we’ll host our first Joliet Pop-Up COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on Wednesday, May 5th at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (205 E Jackson St, Joliet, IL 60432)
Time and date: Wednesday, May 5th, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 205 E. Jackson St., Joliet
Getting there: The church is a 15-minute walk from the Joliet metra station and close to the 832, 834, and 509 Pace bus routes.
Parking: On-site parking is available in the church lot
How to register
Visit WWJWorkerOutreach.org/sign-up to register to get vaccinated through the Worker Outreach Program
Information about the vaccine
You can find infographics and links to resources on more information about the vaccine on our website.
If you’re not vaccinated, we hope you can schedule your appointment today and get protected against COVID-19. If you’re already vaccinated, we hope you can share this information with your friends, family, and co-workers. Join us in this effort to protect our communities against this virus and the fight to create a better future for workers and their families.
Interested in getting vaccinated? Register here.
Did you know warehousing and manufacturing facilities have been the leading source of COVID-19 infections in Illinois after nursing homes? Warehouse workers have kept the economy running during this pandemic and deserve the opportunity to protect themselves, their families, and their communities. This is why WWJ launched our Worker Outreach Program website.
We’re all struggling to regroup from COVID-19 in many different ways. Through the Worker Outreach Program, we’re here with information, resources, and support for workers and their loved ones about vaccination and other crucial needs right now — like keeping folks housed as eviction moratoriums expire.
The Worker Outreach Program is also partnering with the Illinois Department of Public Health to bring safe, free vaccines to workers and their families across Will County and Kankakee County. Our website includes information about getting the COVID-19 vaccine, details about upcoming community pop-up vaccination clinics, and additional resources. It also includes a registration sign-up form to get vaccinated.
Currently, the primary focus of our website is to get workers and their loved ones vaccinated and to ultimately protect our communities against the virus. We will continue to add more information, resources, and support that workers can use to protect themselves against COVID-19, eviction, workplace discrimination, and more.
We’re excited about the launch of our Worker Outreach Program website (special thanks to Woods Fund Chicago for making this possible), and we hope it can be a valuable resource for you and for our communities.
Jobs that poison our air and water aren’t “good” no matter how much they pay. Warehousing and logistics have brought hundreds of thousands of diesel trucks to Will County, polluting the air and contributing to rising rates of respiratory diseases like asthma. In March of 2021, Warehouse Workers for Justice launched ‘Transit Justice,’ a four-part virtual event series on the problem of diesel pollution and why we need a just transition that holds companies accountable for protecting workers and the environment.
For too long, we have let the powerful warehousing and distribution industries profit off the backs of our communities, exploiting our people, depleting our resources, and polluting our air in the process. It’s time to build a truly worker-centered movement for environmental justice that is led by and for working class communities and prioritizes a just transition to good, green jobs.
Will County, IL is a national warehousing and distribution hub, home to the nation’s largest inland port. 3.5% of the US GDP passes through Will County every year. Amazon, Walmart, and other giant multinational retailers are dependent on Will County warehouse workers, but workers never see the wealth they create.
Low wages, precarious jobs, and few health and safety protections in the middle of a global pandemic are the norm — all while thousands of trucks pollute the air that workers and their families breathe. But it doesn’t have to stay this way — when workers and communities organize, we have the power to demand change that protects our livelihoods and our planet. Nothing moves without us!
We invite you to watch our past events on-demand and join us in upcoming events on Facebook Live to talk about how to hold some of the world’s wealthiest corporations accountable to our people and our planet.
Transit Justice: An Event Series:
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Essential warehouse workers have been on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic making sure we have the goods that we need to survive, all while coming together to fight for better working and living conditions. WWJ and our friends are celebrating warehouse workers organizing to fight for a better future for all. Don’t miss out the livestream benefit featuring theses artists:
2nd WWJ Songs of Solidarity Warehouse Worker Virtual Concert
Songs of Support for Warehouse Workers brings together musical artists from Chicago and all over to show solidarity with essential supply chain workers fighting for fair pay, safe working conditions, and just labor practices. Here’s a video of last year’s event:
Funds raised during the concert will support the organizing work of Warehouse Workers for Justice. Join us for our second Songs of Solidarity for Warehouse Workers Virtual Concert event with the beloved Hideout Inn.
We hope to see you there and celebrate with you then. If you can't make it, you can still show your support by making a donation.