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Laborfest: Biotech, Health & Safety, Labor & The Public
Date Saturday July 17
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
ILWU 34 Hall, 801 Second St., San Francisco. Next to baseball stadium. Walk the one mile from Market on Second or on the Embarcadero to 801 Second Street or take public transportation:
T or N train from Embarcadero Station to Second and King Station;
30 or 45 bus from Market and Fourth Streets (Powell Station) to end of line at Townsend between Fourth and Third, then walk one block to Second Street;
47 bus which travels on Van Ness ends at Cal Train Station at 4th and Townsend, then walk on Townsend to Second Street;
10 bus which runs from Powell on Pacific to Battery, on Battery to Third and Townsend, so get off at Second Street. Also runs from 25th and Potrero, on Wisconsin, Connecticut, Townsend to Second Street.
Event Type Teach-In
Organizer/Author
National Educational Conference on
Biotech, Health and Safety, Labor And The Public
The first national conference on the issue of biotechnology, Nanotechnology, health and safety and the public will take place in San Francisco.
The growing dangers of the development of the biotech industry without proper oversight and regulation is a threat to workers in the industry and the public at large. This conference will outline some of the systemic problems in the protection of workers and the communities with no regulations and standards. It will also outline policies and procedures to protect biotech workers and the public as well as how these can be taken forward.
(Parking is available)
Initial Speakers:
Becky McClain - injured molecular biologist and injured Pfizer biotech worker
http://www.cpab.info
Dr. Larry Rose, CA-OSHA Retired Doctor from CA-OSHA Program
Sandy Trend, Mother of Injured Agraquest biotech worker David Bell
http://www.biotechawareness.com
Daniel Berman, Author of “Death On The Job”
Sponsored by California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day (CCWMD) (415) 867-0628
http://www.workersmemorialday.org
Endorsed by Council for Responsible Genetics
http://www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org
See also:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/03/business/03pfizer.html
http://www.veganreader.com/2008/04/21/dr-larry-roses-crucial-report-on-lbam-spray-toxicity/
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2567912703426192318#
http://labornet.org/cgi-bin/ib/cgi-bin/ib.cgi?action=read&id=159 (Death on the Job by Dan Berman)
http://www.laborfest.net/2010/2010schedule.htm
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Jun 22nd, 2010 7:04 AM

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