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A Peek Into Inland Empire Corporate Campaign Tactics

Since 2009, a Change to Win campaign, Warehouse Workers United, has been running attacks on employers in California’s “Inland Empire.”  WWU is a joint venture of SEIU, UFCW, and the Teamsters.  This week, Labor Notes gives us a glimpse into how corporate campaigns are built and, more importantly, why certain employers and not others are in the crosshairs.

In what is certainly no coincidence, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement has been investigating cases of wage theft by employers who just happen to employ WWU activists.  The campaign has also solicited workers into class-action lawsuits against those same employers to collect “stolen” wages.  (Suits are based on the charge that workers paid by the piece were forced to wait for shipments and so should have been paid on the

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