Saturday, February 19, 2011

This is how Wisconsin stands up for workers, what will Will County do?

This is how Wisconsin stands up for labor:

Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill Protest from Matt Wisniewski on Vimeo.

On Monday, February 21 at 11am, according to the group Warehouse Workers for Justice, "Employees of Reliable Staffing agency will attempt to collect billing and pay records from the temp staffing agency.  Workers have complained about problems with their pay to the company and delivered written requests for records from the company but have not received records they are entitled to by law.  A community delegation will be there to support employees claiming thousands of dollars in owed back wages. Workers and community supporters will march in to demand billing and payment records that would serve as proof of wage theft."  

Reliable Staffing is located in New Lenox, Illinois at 14422 Edison Dr # A, New Lenox, IL.

Will County News called Reliable Staffing in order to get their response.  Will County News left a message and asked Reliable Staffing to call back with their response.  If you are from Reliable Staffing and reading this, you can also email your response to:

Even if you are not a warehouse worker in Will County, you are still affected by warehouse work in Will County. For example, this warehouse worker described how even though she was working full-time, she still qualified for government assistance:

Father Raymond Lescher explained how the issue affects those throughout Will County, even those "on the West Side of Joliet":

At this point, I think it is reasonable for these warehouse workers to ask for records of the time they worked and the amount they were paid. If there was no problem, then the records should show that. The question is, how many community workers, if any, will show up to support these workers?

Share your thoughts in the comments below.