Remember The Dead, Fight For The Living!
Commemorate 2013 Workers Memorial Day In San Francisco
Remember The Workers Who Have Died On The Job And Fight For The Injured And
Workers Fighting For Health And Safety on the job and healthcare for injured workers
Sunday April 28, 2013 6:00 PM
ILWU Local 34 5 Berry St.
next to AT&T Ballpark near Embarcadero St. & 2nd St. San Francisco
free parking available in union lot
Stacey Plummer, IFPTE Local 21 City Of Richmond Library Worker
Brian Carrasco, Injured Clark pesticide worker
Brenda Barros, SEIU 1021 SF General Hospital Activist, Delegate to SFLC
Javier Alcala, CAL-Trans, IUOE 3 Injured Worker
Dr. Larry Rose, Former Medical Director Of Ca-OSHA
Dr. Jayshree Chander, health and safety advocate on Bhopal Disaster
Dan Berman, Author of Death On The Job
KS, CA EPA SEIU 1000 Worker
Music, Stories, Education, Solidarity
Join with the Injured Workers National Network IWNN.org and California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day to commemorate those workers killed on the job this past year and those injured workers fighting for health and safety and healthcare and justice for injured workers. From Bangladesh where over 125 mostly women garment workers perished last year to workers who are being killed and injured on the job in the US, workers health and safety is under threat. There is also an epidemic of workplace bullying on the job that is harming the health of many workers.
Health and safety in California is also in a state of grave danger with only 160 Cal-Osha inspectors for California's 18 million workers. The recent fire and explosion in Chevron has exposed the complete lack of health and safety protection of not only the workers but the communities that have been contaminated and continue to be contaminated.
We also need to fight to defend health and safety whistleblowers. Workers are regularly retaliated against from the oil refineries and nuclear plants to many other jobs simply for standing up for health and safety protections yet the bosses go off scot free with no accountability.
Injured workers now must submit their cases to secret medical boards with no appeal and vocational rehabilitation has been completely eliminated. Injured workers, health and safety advocates, trade unionists and all working people and the public must stand up for a safe workplace environment.
California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day http://www.workersmemorialday.org
Injured Workers National Network http://www.iwnn.org https://www.facebook.com/pages/Injured-Workers-National-Network-IWNN/108362552680848?fref=ts
For information call (415)282-1908
Also speak out at the next meeting of the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers Commission Thursday May 2, 2013 10:00 AM 1515 Clay St. Oakland, California