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Commemorate Workers Memorial Day April 28, 2009 In San Francisco

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Date:
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Press Conference
Organizer/Author:
California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day
Location Details:
At front of Pfizer Research Facility - 455 Mission Bay Boulevard South at 3rd St., SF, next to
the New UCSF Biotech China Basin building.

Workers Memorial Day is held every April 28, 2009 to commemorate the workers who have been injured or killed on the job. Tens of thousands of workers in California have been seriously injured and have been refused healthcare by company doctors in a deregulated workers comp system. Ca-Osha has also eliminated all doctors at the agency for California's 17 million workers. This year's Workers Memorial day will also focus on the many toxic sites in the US that were supposed to be cleaned up by private developers but were not. Workers and community people have been sickened. We will also look at the health and safety dangers of new technologies including biotechnology and nanotechnology which have been introduced into the environment without proper oversight and health and safety protection.


SF April 28, 2009 Workers Memorial Day
Speak-Out To Protect
Health And Safety On The Job
Workers Memorial Day was established to commemorate and defend workers injured and killed on
the job. This year, the California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day (CCWMD) will also focus
on the need for health and safety protection, regulation and standards for new industries such as
biotechnology and nanotechnology. These industries are not properly regulated with strong health
and safety standards. The CCWMD is calling for national Congressional hearings on these issues
and also for the defense of injured workers who face a deregulated workers comp system in which
seriously injured workers are not able to get proper healthcare and compensation. We need to get
the insurance industry out of healthcare, so all workers can get healthcare.
The elimination of all doctors at Ca-Osha is another dangerous threat that threadens the health and
safety of 17 million workers of California particularly those facing the use of new technology in
the workplace. Many dangerous toxic sites in Northern California and around the country have
been privatized and labeled “Brownfield” sites. Workers, veterans and community people have
also been sickened by the failure to clean these sites.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
3:00 PM - Press Conference
At front of Pfizer Research Facility - 455 Mission Bay Boulevard South at 3rd St., SF, next to
the New UCSF Biotech China Basin building.
Speakers to include injured Kaiser worker Dina Padilla, Pfizer injured molecular biologist Becky McClain, Dr. Ahimsa Porter Sumchai, Author Daniel Berman

7:00 PM Speak-Out
At ILWU Local 34 - 2nd St/Embarcadero on the left side of AT&T Park
Free Parking at ILUW Local 34
speakers including: Shiela Davis, Executive Director Silicon Valley Toxic Coalition, Dan-
iel Berman, author of Death on The Job, Becky McClain, injured Pfizer micro biologist, Dina
Padilla injured Kaiser worker, Carl Bryant, NALC Local 214, Mike Daley, Iron Workers Local
377 on 9/11 NYC First Responders, also representatives from the ILWU and other unions,
injured workers and their families.
Endorsed by San Francisco Coalition Of Labor Union Women, San Francisco Labor Council and other unions.

California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day (CCWMD)
P.O. Box 720027, San Francisco, CA 94172
http://www.workersmemorialday.org
(415) 867-0628

Commemorate Workers Injured and Killed On The Job

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