Coming Together as a Sector

Warehouse work often takes place out of the public eye, and warehouse workers sometimes feel invisible and isolated. More coordination across the warehouse sector, between union and non-union workers, and even within unions themselves, will create powerful spaces where workers can build their power, share their victories, and build the development strategy for their sector.

As noted above, the development of an industry-wide standard across the warehouse sector will require a high level of coordination and collective organizing. But in order to address the many issues and challenges outlined in the paper, warehouse workers must have more control and oversight of workplace operations, including the pace of work and engineered standards. In order to have more control and oversight over their own labour, warehouse workers must come together as a sector, by unionizing first and foremost, but also through increased coordination and cooperation within and beyond their workplaces.