Last Updated on October 23, 2022 by BVN
Aryana Noroozi |
“Every single one of us that live in the Inland Empire needs to wake up and see what kind of jobs we have in our region,” said Ricardo Cisneros, member of the Inland Empire Labor Council.
On Friday, October 14 workers walked off the job at KSBD Amazon Airhub, the online retailer’s warehouse, to protest unfair and unsafe working conditions and to demand living wages. The warehouse is key to Amazon operations, with its close proximity to the San Bernardino International Airport, a major center of transport for the national logistics industry. Days prior, Amazon workers in Joliet, Illinois, also walked out on the job to protest unfair labor practices.
The KSBD Amazon Airhub picketers protested against unfair and unsafe working conditions and demanded living wages. Community organizations and environmental groups also joined the picket in support of protesters including the Warehouse Workers Resource Center, Teamsters Union and The Inland Empire Labor Council.
The IE Voice photographed and highlighted different community voices involved in this fight as they shared their concern, hope, and motivation for improved working conditions.