I delved into the mission vision, and values of Warehouse Workers for Justice, portraying their transition from well-paid, unionized roles to precarious, low-wage positions. I created an animation series that vividly illustrated this evolution through the stories of diverse characters facing modern challenges while also educating about workers' rights and organizing strategies.
WWJ fights to hold warehouse operators accountable for the well-being of contracted and temp workers in their facilities. They educate warehouse workers on basic labor rights and help workers develop strategies to enforce their rights. WWJ works with government agencies at the local, state and federal levels to identify and target abusive employers, and they refer workers to trusted attorneys to pursue justice in the courts. Most importantly, WWJ trains warehouse workers on how to come together to hold their own employers accountable.
This was COVID-era project, where I adapted to gathering voice recordings from warehouse workers and activists remotely due to lockdowns. Not everyone had access to professional recording equipment. This approach, while challenging due to varying audio quality, added a layer of authenticity and inclusivity, as participants from diverse backgrounds contributed their voices to the animated series, directly from their homes. This method was not only safe during the pandemic but also integral in creating a personal and representative narrative.