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Title: Oakland Press Conf Speak-Out Against Attacks On Injured Workers
START DATE: Thursday September 06
TIME: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location Details:
1515 Clay St. Oakland State Building
Event Type: Press Conference
9/6 Oakland Press Conference And Speak-Out Against Attacks On Injured Workers
Don't Sign The SB 863 Bill!
September 6, 2012 9:00 AM
1515 Clay St. Oakland State Building
9:00 AM Press Conference
10:00 AM CHSWC Hearing in Auditorium

Stop Attacking Injured Workers
For Full Healthcare Rights and No More Insurance/Employer Control Of Workers Compensation
Stop Cost Shifting By The Insurance Industry and Employers

The Injured Workers National Network IWNN.org will be holding a press conference of injured workers and injured worker advocates to oppose the recent anti-injured
worker bill SB 863 which passed through the legislature. The bill supposedly passed to "reform" workers compensation is another frontal attack on injured workers.
The legislation was rushed through without the right of injured workers to have a voice on how this legislation will affect them and was much like SB 899 which was passed under Schwarzenneger and left injured workers out to dry. No injured workers organization in California or nationally supported this bill. In fact these attacks on injured workers are taking place not only in California but throughout the country.
Under the new legislation, workers sleep disorders, sexual disorders and mental illness would be excluded from compensation and medical treatment. This means that workers suffering mental illness from bullying on the job which is widespread would not be able to get medical coverage from workers compensation for their injuries.
It continues to allow company doctors including doctors not even licensed in California to make medical determinations on injured workers without even making a physical examination.
This is a bill which benefits the insurance industry, will prevent prompt treatment of seriously injured workers and will allow further cost shifting by the insurance industry and employers onto state disability which has no healthcare component and social security disability.
The bill was supported of Governor Brown, the Department of Industrial Relations Christine Baker, Angie Wei, Chair of the California Commission On Health and Safety and Workers Compensation and California AFL-CIO Legislative
Director along with the Democratic and Republican party. It is a major attack on seriously injured workers benefits and rights.

Initiated by Injured Workers National Network http://www.iwnn.org
info(at)iwnn.org
Endorsed by California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day http://www.workersmemorialday.org
For information call
(916)342-6608


STATE OF CALIFORNIA EDMUND G. BROWN JR., Governor
DEPARTMENT OF INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS
COMMISSION ON HEALTH AND SAFETY AND
WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
1515 Clay Street, 17th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Telephone: (510) 622-3959
Fax: (510) 622-3265
Email: CHSWC [at] dir.ca.gov
Website: http://www.dir.ca.gov/chswc



May result in an action item for CHSWC consideration and/or vote
* Please Note: Public comments are limited to three minutes per speaker.
Topics are subject to CHSWC review and approval.
The agenda may be adjusted depending upon the time needed for each item.

NOTICE OF MEETING
Date: Thursday, September 6, 2012
Time: 10:00 am
Place: Elihu Harris State Building
1515 Clay Street, First Floor Auditorium
Oakland, CA

AGENDA

I.  Approval of Minutes from the January 19, 2012 CHSWC Meeting
Angie Wei, Chair

II. Comments by Director of the Department of Industrial Relations
Christine Baker

III. Opioid Pain Medications: Mitigating the Risks
Teryl Nuckols-Scott, University of California, Los Angeles

IV. Update on Quality-of-Care Indicators Project
Teryl Nuckols-Scott, University of California, Los Angeles

V. Experience Modification Study
Frank Neuhauser, University of California, Berkeley

VI.  Executive Officer Report
Lachlan Taylor, CHSWC

VII.  Other Business / Proposals / Public Questions and Comments


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§Injured workers t-shirt
by IWNN Sunday Sep 2nd, 2012 11:07 AM

Injured PG&E worker Tera Paillet from Oakland has been figthing for justice and produced this t-shirt