Worksafe is seeking a junior-level attorney with initiative and a passion for advocating for vulnerable low -wage and immigrant workers to work with us on a new initiative to advance the rights and job security of California workers employed by staffing agencies as temporary workers. This is a full-time position for a junior attorney; however, we will consider more experienced candidates for a part-time position.
Worksafe is a California-based nonprofit that advocates for the basic right of all workers to a safe and healthy workplace. We advocate for strong worker health and safety laws and effective remedies for injured workers, engage in campaigns with worker organizations and activist networks to eliminate toxic chemical and other workplace hazards, and watchdog government agencies to ensure they are protecting workers.
In addition to advocacy and policy work, we are a support center for California legal aid organizations whose clients face workplace health or safety hazards, suffer injuries, or face retaliation at work for exercising their rights under health and safety laws. We provide legal aid groups with training, technical assistance, and litigation support, improving access to justice for low-wage and immigrant workers, workers most vulnerable to having their rights violated or suffering workplace injuries.
This job is currently funded to be a one-year (through December 2017) attorney position to staff Worksafe’s “Economic Security and Workplace Safety for Temporary and Contingent Workers” Project (hereinafter referred to as “Project”). The goal of the project is to incorporate policy and legal advocacy with worker empowerment strategies to support and promote the economic stabilization of temporary and contingent workers. The term of the position may be extended subject to continuation of funding. The Attorney will be located at the Warehouse Worker Resource Center (WWRC) in Ontario and will be co-supervised by a Project Coordinator at the WWRC in Ontario and the Managing Attorney of Worksafe in Oakland.
Worksafe is looking for a Communications Manager to support our mission and help us grow.
Our new Communications Manager will develop and implement communications strategies to support our advocacy work, help organize a health and safety activist network to move forward a progressive policy agenda for California workers, and support our fundraising and development. The ideal candidate is a great writer, an organizer at heart, resourceful, well-organized, creative, tech savvy, and has a passion for workers’ rights. This is a full-time position.
Worksafe is looking for a Development Manager to support our mission and help us grow.
Our new Development Manager will help us develop and implement a more robust fundraising plan, assist in grant writing, and support our external communications efforts. The ideal candidate has experience with fundraising and writing grant proposals, is an excellent communicator, resourceful, well-organized, tech savvy, has a passion for workers’ rights, and doesn’t mind rolling up sleeves to pitch in at a small office. This is a full-time position; however, we are open to more seasoned applicants interested in a part-time opportunity.
Worksafe may be able to provide volunteer and internship opportunities, dependent on current program needs and availability of staff. If you're interested in volunteering with us, please fill out our form here. For internship inquiries, please call or email us.