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Worksafe receives funding to tackle temporary worker exploitation

Posted on Dec 22, 2016
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We are pleased to report that Worksafe and the Warehouse Worker Resource Center (WWRC) have received a $150,000 grant from the State Bar of California to advocate for economic stability and safe and healthy workplaces for temporary workers. Worksafe and WWRC’s partnership will incorporate policy and legal advocacy and worker empowerment to support and promote the economic stabilization of temporary workers employed through staffing agencies. These workers are part of a fast-growing sector of the economy, but are excluded from many of the laws and regulations that protect workers and often overlooked by organizing efforts. We look forward to building a coalition and developing strategies to address the unique health and safety issues facing temporary workers, as well as working with WWRC to help bring economic security to so many workers left vulnerable by the precarious status of being a “temp.”

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