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CA Senate Insurance Committee Hearing On SB 863 Workers Comp "reform"
by California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day
Friday Sep 7th, 2012 8:20 AM
A California Senate Insurance Commission hearing was held to discuss SB 863 which is a major attack on California injured workers. This is the full hearing.
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CA Senate Insurance Committee Hearing On SB 863 Workers Comp "reform"
Injured Workers In California Rolled Under The Bus Again

"The labor movement has been before this committee raging about delays and denials In medical treatments"
Angie Wei, Legislative Director California Labor Federation
SB 863 Is "Crafted To Exclude Injured Workers With Mental Disorders, Most Of Them Anyway"
"Directs Costs Elsewhere To State Disability and Social Security"
Dr. Bob Larson UCSF Clinical Professor School Of Medicine
"We are becoming a drive through medicine for the injured worker"
Jésse Ceniceros President Voters Injured At Work VIAW
On August 28, 2012 a California Senate Insurance hearing was held on SB 863 the "reform" of Workers Compensation
This bill SB 863 would create major healthcare problems for injured workers including
excluding mental illness, insomnia and sexual impotence caused in the workplace from workers comp coverage.
http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/pub/11-12/bill/sen/sb_0851-0900/sb_863_bill_20120830_amended_asm_v93.html
It would also allow the outsourcing to anonymous doctors from other states who do not
even have a California medical licenses to make medical determinations in cases
without even examining the patient.
For more information:
http://www.workplacebullying.org/2012/09/03/sb863/
http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/site/sb-863-why-are-worker-advocates-opposition
Voters Injured At Work http://www.viaw.org
Injured Workers National Network http://www.iwnn.org
Production of California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day
http://www.workersmemorialday.org
§Pain Causes Depression
by California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day Friday Sep 7th, 2012 8:20 AM
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This bill will hurt workers who are in pain and suffering from depression. Depression under this bill receives no compensation.
§CA AFL-CIO Supports Attack On Injured Workers
by California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day Friday Sep 7th, 2012 8:20 AM
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Art Pulaski, head of the California Labor Federation AFL-CIO was "neutral" on anti-labor SB 899 by former governor Schwarzenegger. Now he and his Legislative Director Angie Wei are supporting eliminating compensation for mental injuries on the job including mental problems due workplace bullying. He and Wei are very concerning about protecting the profits of the insurance industry instead of defending injured workers.