4:30 PM -- Lake Merritt Amphitheater
Meet and march downtown
5:30-6:30 PM -- City Hall
Rally & Memorial program
This year’s Worker’s Memorial Day event, Reclaim Labor! Reclaim Lives! is dedicated to honoring all the day laborers, immigrants, and low wage workers whose lives have been lost due to unsafe working conditions. We will come together in mourning and solidarity, and highlight the importance of the continuing fight for workers’ rights.Read more...
Register online (more ways to register, below). Deadline for sponsorship and ads has been extended to May 13, 2016!
Please join us on June 2nd to celebrate Worksafe’s 34th Anniversary with the amazing community of supporters – that’s you! - who make our work possible. All proceeds from this event will support Worksafe's one-of-a-kind advocacy, education, and training programs.
OSH Anti-Retaliation Statewide Summit
June 29, 2015
10 AM - 4:30 PM
IFPTE Local 20, 810 Clay Street, Oakland
There is no cost to attend this event, but registration is required; please email Jora Trang at jtrang at worksafe dot org.
In 2014 and 2015, Worksafe convened four regional meetings across California with stakeholders to discuss occupational health and safety (“OSH”) based retaliation. During this process we learned about possible remedies, Safety Disincentive Programs, and worker campaigns around OSH retaliation.Read more...
Every year on April 28th, people around the world observe Workers Memorial Day to remember those who were killed, injured, or suffered from illness on the job, and to renew our efforts for safe and healthy workplaces.
This year, Worksafe invites you to join us at the Hyatt Fisherman's Wharf with UNITE HERE Local 2 to support hotel workers fighting for a safer workplace and a fair process to decide on unionization.Read more...
Deadline for sponsorship and ads is April 30, 2015!
Please join us to celebrate 33 years of fighting for workers' lives on all fronts: on the shop floor and at the Capitol in Sacramento, through advocacy and education, and by spearheading innovative campaigns!
All proceeds from this event will support Worksafe's one-of-a-kind advocacy, education, and training programs.
This special event is also an opportunity to celebrate those who have proven their dedication to safe, healthy, and just work. This year, we are thrilled to recognize former California Assembly Member Nancy Skinner, The State Building and Construction Trades Council of California, and Ruth Silver Taube, 2015 recipient of the Frances Schreiberg Pro Bono Award.
Registration is open for the National COSH (National Council for Occupational Safety and Health) 2015 Conference on Worker Safety and Health.
The conference will take place on June 2 – 4, at the Maritime Institute just outside of Baltimore, MD, with an optional Health and Safety Stand-UP event on Friday, June 5.
As a member of National COSH, we're excited to help put together what's sure to be the biggest and best event yet! National COSH coordinates all of the member "COSH" groups - Coalitions on Occupational Safety and Health - around the U.S. You can learn more about COSH groups here, or come to the June conference to meet representatives from all the COSH groups in-person! Read more...
Join Worksafe and LOHP for a special presentation by researcher and author Karen Messing of her newest book, Pain and Prejudice: What Science Can Learn About Work From The People Who Do It.
January 26, 2015
1:15 - 3:00 pm
Room 714C - University Hall
UC Berkeley School of Public Health
(Oxford between Addison and University; Downtown Berkeley BART)
No cost to attend
In 1978, workers at a phosphate refinery learned that the ore they processed was contaminated with radioactive dust. As a new professor of molecular genetics, Karen Messing was called in to help.Read more...
WHAT: Bay Area Regional OSH Anti-retaliation Training & Discussion: Seeking Collaborative Solutions to Address Illegal Retaliation Against Workers Exercising Safety and Health Rights
WHEN: January 22, 2015 | 9:30-12:30 p.m.
WHERE: IBEW Local 617 | 1701 Leslie Street, San Mateo, CA
Worksafe invites you to a discussion about retaliation faced by workers when they report occupational health and safety (OSH) issues. The Bay Area meeting is the fourth regional meeting in California. The previous meetings were held in Los Angeles, Fresno, and San Diego.
Everywhere across the state workers face an environment in which their right to a healthy and safe workplace is being compromised by retaliatory employers or a hostile workplace culture that does not support the reporting of injuries, illness and safety hazards.
What are you doing to honor working people and families this Labor Day? Below is a list of 2014 events in California planned by Labor Councils and their partners. Click on the links for more information, including how to RSVP, directions to events, and program highlights. Please let us know if there are other events we should add!
Labor Day was first celebrated in New York City in 1882, and twelve years later become a federal holiday to pay national tribute to the “contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country." This Labor Day, and every day, we celebrate all workers, and our communities and families that benefit from safe and healthy jobs.
You're Invited to Worksafe's Anniversary Celebration!
Hearty Hors D’Oeuvres | Hosted Bar (Beer and Wine) | Silent Auction | Live Music
Friday, June 27, 2014 | 6 – 8 PM
Impact HUB | 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA
Sponsorship and ads deadline extended to June 9, 2014!
This year, we are excited to announce the establishment of the Frances Schreiberg Pro Bono Award, in honor of her extraordinary contributions of time and expertise to Worksafe’s fight for safety, health, and justice for workers. Award recipients are those whose pro bono service has a major impact on our ability to deliver the best advocacy, education, and assistance services possible.
The first-ever recipient of the Frances Schreiberg Pro Bono Award is Julius Young, Partner at Boxer & Gerson LLP.