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You're Invited to Worksafe's 35th Anniversary Celebration!

Posted on Mar 30, 2017

Worksafe's 35th Anniversary Celebration


Reclaim Labor! Reclaim Lives!

Posted on Apr 19, 2016

WorkersMemorialDay_simpleJoin Worksafe, Street Level Health Project, and Centro Legal de la Raza for an evening of action and remembrance.

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.


Support Workplace Violence Prevention in Healthcare!

Posted on Nov 30, 2015

WPV_rally_FB_pic_250x250Violence and intimidation are NOT part of the job. Healthcare workers experience violence on the job at staggering levels compared to workers in other industries. In California, we have an important opportunity to strengthen protections for these workers - and you can help!

Based on data collected by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2013 in the U.S. there were more than 26,000 workplace injuries related to violence, including close to 400 deaths. Over 70% of violent assaults in the workplace happened in the healthcare and social service industries. However, there is no federal workplace standard, and no California standard, for preventing workplace violence.


Join Worksafe in Speaking Up For A Hotel Worker Standard!

Posted on Nov 30, 2015

Hotel_worker_250x250On Thursday, December 3rd, Cal/OSHA will hold the final Advisory Committee meeting to solicit input on a standard to protect hotel housekeepers from injuries on the job.

For months, hotel workers and their advocates have been showing up en masse at these meetings to tell their stories and to press for a protective standard. The momentum behind this effort is exciting, and it’s time for the rest of us to stand with these workers.

As UNITE HERE points out, “Hotel housekeepers–overwhelmingly women, immigrants, and people of color–are the invisible backbone of the hotel industry…


Workers Memorial Day 2015

Posted on Apr 22, 2015

Safe-Jobs-Save-Lives-275x200Every 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.


You're Invited to Worksafe's 33rd Anniversary Celebration!

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

Thursday, May 21, 2015 | 6 – 8:30 PM
Impact HUB | 2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA

Hearty Hors D’Oeuvres | Hosted Bar (Beer and Wine) | Silent Auction | Live Music

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.


National Conference on Worker Safety and Health

Posted on Feb 13, 2015

NtlCOSH_confIt's not just a conference - It's a movement!

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!


Support California leading the nation in heat illness prevention

Posted on Sep 17, 2014

White_and_Red_Thermometer_250x250Join Worksafe’s efforts to strengthen worker protections from heat illness: Sign our letter by September 24th!

After surviving last weekend’s heat spell, it’s easy to appreciate the importance of protecting the people who work outside every day in the hot sun -- harvesting and packing food, landscaping communities, building houses, parking or washing cars, directing traffic, or doing road repairs.

Every year in California, at least 600 people experience some kind of heat-related illness on the job. So far this year, at least three have died. That’s with the current heat illness prevention standard in place.


Call Today! California workers and their families need these laws

Posted on Aug 22, 2014

Support Workers' Rights LegislationThere are only a few days left to get important worker safety and health bills passed in California. Take 5 minutes TODAY to pick up the phone and call your elected officials in support of two critical bills.

Click here to find your State Senate representatives. Why are you contacting your State Senator, and not Assembly Member? Because both of the below bills have cleared the Assembly and are awaiting a vote by the Senate. Be sure to mention that you live in their district and whether you represent an organization.

Call your State Senator and say that you want them to vote “YES” on AB 1634 and AB 1897.


Labor Day 2014 in California

Posted on Aug 11, 2014

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.


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