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Workers Memorial Rally and Speak-out At the Capitol in Sacramento
Date Saturday April 28
Time 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
South steps of Capitol in Saramento
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorCCWMD
Emaillvpsf [at] labornet.org dinapadilla [at] comcast.net
Phone916-725-2673/415-867-0628
On April 28, 2007 on the south steps of the State Capitol at 11:00 AM in Sacramento, injured workers and
their families and supporters will join to commemorate the workers who have died or been
injured on the job. We will also protest the terrorism against injured workers by insurance
companies and the DA's of California who refuse to fight insurance company fraud but target
injured workers for retaliatory prosecution.


2007 Workers Memorial Day
Saturday April 28, 2007 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
On The South Steps of the Capitol in Sacramento
Stop Terrorizing Injured Workers And Their Families
Hundreds of thousands of workers have been injured on the job in California and many have been killed or committed suicide. The deregulation of workers compensation SB899 which was pushed by the corporate media and the multi-billion dollar insurance industry has meant in fact that many of these seriously injured workers are no longer getting their injuries taken care of. $8 billion dollars instead of going to injured workers has now gone to the insurance moguls profits and the employers. We need to get the insurance industry out of healthcare. Why should injured workers have to find lawyers to negotiate with insurance companies and self insured employers to get healthcare for their injuries? These insurance companies are pushing injured workers to get their care from SSI, DSI or public hospitals. This massive COST SHIFTING SCAM is making the tax payers pay for the costs of taking care of injured workers and these companies should be prosecuted. This coalition supports a Single Payer healthcare system that provides healthcare for all regardless of where you get injured.
Even the Department of Workers’ Compensation DWC Acting Director and former insurance adjuster Carrie Nevins has admitted that 30,000 injured California workers are not getting treatment from injuries on the job and are suffering in pain. Many workers have also left their jobs due to bullying on the job and this is another struggle facing California workers and requires protective legislation. One additional problem is the Fraud Assessment Commission FAC. This commission is one of the committees which is supposed to provide oversight. The chair of this regulatory agency, William Zachry is also a Safeway VP for risk management. How can you have insurance executives regulating the insurance industry? This same commission has told injured workers they do not prosecute insurance companies for fraud. Is this equal justice for injured workers? Many have lost their homes, their families and any hope of recovering from their injuries and are told by District Attorneys that they will not prosecute fraud by insurance companies. The coalition will also be having Iraq veterans speak who have been refused medical care despite their injuries in the service. They like other injured workers have a human right to receive medical care.
Please join us at this memorial and speak-out and support injured workers and their families
Endorsed by
California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day, Californians Injured At Work(CIAW), BEST, California Healthy Workplace Advocates, Veterans For Peace-Chapter 69 Bay Area, SF Healthcare For All
Please have your organization endorse and send contributions to defray costs and for transportation to:
California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day (CCWMD)
P.O. Box 720027 San Francisco, CA 94172 (415)867-0628
http://www.workersmemorialday.com, http://www.ciaw.org
Added to the calendar on Thursday Apr 5th, 2007 2:38 PM
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