Worker Correspondents: Production Continues at Breakneck Pace after Murder of Worker at Pesticide Manufacturer

By Blaine Hopkins The tragic murder of a worker in the parking lot at SBM Life Science earlier this month did little to slow the frantic production pace that has worsened conditions at the pesticide production and distribution facility in Pasadena, Texas. The facility formulates SBM and Bayer pesticides and then prepares them for distribution with bottling, packaging, and palletizing. In response to the increased … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Production Continues at Breakneck Pace after Murder of Worker at Pesticide Manufacturer

Worker Correspondents: Mancan Inc. Steals Wages from Temp Workers

By Jason Bartles Mancan Inc., a temporary worker staffing agency based in Wheeling, West Virginia, has withheld some workers’ wages up to two months at a time, in certain cases completely refusing to pay for hours worked. When workers dispute the discrepancies, the company typically attempts to blame the theft on clerical error, but their standard practice when workers report missing wages is to make … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Mancan Inc. Steals Wages from Temp Workers

Worker Correspondents: UPS Steals Workers’ Wages, Denies Benefits Through Staffing Firm

Photo Credit: Tribune SC By Noah Long Orlando UPS workers often have wages stolen from their paychecks; in one egregious case a worker did not receive pay for four full days. UPS employs many workers through the staffing firm Adecco, which it uses to avoid providing benefits to full-time workers who would normally receive them. Workers routinely receive paychecks that do not reflect the number … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: UPS Steals Workers’ Wages, Denies Benefits Through Staffing Firm

Worker Correspondents: Gas Leak, Diesel Spill, Machinery Breakage at Amazon Facility Harm Workers

By Blake Garrison This week, workers at the PIT5 Amazon distribution center in Crafton, Pennsylvania endured a series of exhausting and hazardous incidents that management referred to as a “processing crisis.” Equipment broke down and hazardous material spills resulted in three evacuations of the building in one day, with workers suffering the harmful effects of exposure. On Sunday, parts of the main conveyor belt broke … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Gas Leak, Diesel Spill, Machinery Breakage at Amazon Facility Harm Workers

Worker Correspondents: UPS Workers Face Work Speedups, Hazardous Conditions

By Dontay Stevenson Workers at the UPS facility in Charlotte have been subjected to dangerous working conditions related to increasing workloads and work speedups ordered by supervisors and corporate management. In just the past week, four workers have been injured. One worker had a large stack of packages fall on him while using a load stand, causing him to fall off of the stand. Afterwards, … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: UPS Workers Face Work Speedups, Hazardous Conditions

Worker Correspondents: Temps at Gilbane Construction Work Dangerous Conditions for Low Pay

By Sarah Ahmed Temp workers contracting for Gilbane Construction Company in Charlotte, NC frequently face life-threatening conditions on job sites for very low pay and conduct work without the necessary safety equipment. In one incident, two workers contracting through Staff Zone were slammed into a wall while removing a buckhoist, a type of construction elevator on the outside of a building, as a result of … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: Temps at Gilbane Construction Work Dangerous Conditions for Low Pay

Worker Correspondents: FedEx Package Handlers Face Daily Injury

By Serran Soledad In the City of Industry, an almost entirely industrial town in east Los Angeles County, the FedEx Ground Hub is putting package handlers through work conditions that leave them injured on a near-daily basis. Workers sometimes finish the day with bloody hands, others have fallen into the belly of trailers and blown out their knee caps, and some have even have thrown … Continue reading Worker Correspondents: FedEx Package Handlers Face Daily Injury