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 is May 9, 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.
At a Nov. 19th legislative hearing in Los Angeles, Worksafe Staff Attorney Nicole Marquez provided a detailed set of recommendations to improve protections for Latino workers.
The hearing, convened by Roger Hernández (D-Los Angeles), Chair of the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee, explored recent evidence that Latino workers in California suffer a disproportionately high rate of workplace injuries and fatalities. A big spike in the number of Latinos killed on the job in Los Angeles in 2013 (the last year with complete data) drew national attention, although preliminary data for 2014 shows a decline.
Testimony by researchers, union leaders, and Latino workers focused on the scope of the problem. In the final panel exploring policy options, Ms. Marquez outlined a set of solutions that would give Latino workers a stronger voice on the job and ensure that Cal/OSHA and other state agencies have enough staff and resources to enforce health and safety laws. Click here for Worksafe's testimony.
Four years after Domingo Blancas’ brush with death on the job, the California Occupational Safety and Health Appeals Board (Board) has upheld citations issued to his employers for failing to have an effective IIPP (Injury and Illness Prevention Program) that addressed the hazard of indoor heat.
Worksafe – along with Alexander Community Law Center at SCU, and Warehouse Worker Resource Center – represented Domingo before the Board, and together we succeeded in getting justice for him and all the other workers exposed to this preventable hazard.
Domingo worked in an Inland Empire warehouse that serves retail giants such as Walmart. He was employed by a temporary staffing agency, Tri-State Staffing (TSI), and hired to work for the warehouse operator, National Distribution Center (NDC).
17 Recent Fatalities; Workers Injured at Twice the Average Rate
East Bay Workers Take Action to Make Jobs Safer
OAKLAND, CA - A new report, released Tuesday, June 23 by environmental, occupational safety, and community benefits experts, in collaboration with researchers at the University of Illinois School of Public Health, finds that recycling work is unnecessarily hazardous to workers’ health and safety.
Seventeen American recycling workers died on the job from 2011 to 2013, including at least three in California. Recycling workers are more than twice as likely to be injured at work as the average worker.Read more...