Alliance formed to aid warehouse workers

The Times Weekly

We’re here for a common goal,” stated Deborah Myers, People United for Change, to her audience. “We want to change what is happening in our community. How can you help us reach this goal in Springfield? That’s what we want from you today.”

People United for Change, along with Warehouse Workers for Justice, organized a meeting of Joliet’s African American organizations to begin constructing an alliance to address according to the group, the abuses found among logistics /warehouse workers in Will County. The meeting, which was held on Saturday at Sacred Heart Church in Joliet, included the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Operation People United to Serve Humanity, Unity Community Development Corporation, Joliet Area Church-Based Organized Body, Joliet Black Chamber of Commerce, and representatives from the Will County Democratic Party and Black Contractors of Will County.

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