4/27 Commemorate 2017 Workers Memorial Day-Fight For Health And Safety-Defend Injured Workers-Remember Our Lost Brothers and Sisters And Fight Like Hell For The Living!
Fight For Health And Safety-Defend Injured Workers-Remember Our Lost Brothers and Sisters And Fight Like Hell For The Living!
Thursday April 27, 2017 7:00 PM
ILWU Local 34
801 2nd St. Next To AT&T (parking in union parking lot)
San Francisco, CA
Health and safety for workers in California and the US is under a frontal attack. OSHA health and safety rules are being overturned every day by the Trump government and workers are under increasing dangers on all jobs as an epidemic of bullying takes place. In the US, there are only 2,000 OSHA inspectors and there are only 200 OSHA inspectors from California to protect the health and safety of 18.5 million workers here in this state. There are more fish and game inspectors that OSHA inspectors and in many industries such as high tech and biotech there is no real health and safety protection on the job
Workers are also being fired for exposing health and safety problems even thought that is illegal. It is supposed to be illegal to bully and terminate workers who make OSHA complaints but it is happening all the time in every industry and job. Over 5500 workers at Wells Fargo were bullied and coerced to open up fake illegal accounts and then terminated by the management. The same president CEO John Stumph was informed by some of these bullied workers that fraud was being committed and he continued the management's terrorism against whistleblowers and workers and then was allowed to leave with $100 million by the government. Even OSHA Whistleblower Protection Program lawyer and investigator Darrell Whitman was bullied and terminated for trying to defend workers at FedEx, Lockheed Martin, Test America, PG&E, Wells Fargo and J.P. Morgan.
Immigrants are also under increasing health and safety dangers and the threatened use of ICE to intimidate workers to remain silent about safety issues is a common practice.
Workplace bullying is also causing serious mental health problems and stress that forces workers off the job and many lose their homes, families and end out in the street. At the same time the insurance industry has captured the California Workers Compensation Division and many seriously injured workers have to go through hoops to get healthcare approved from anonymous doctors and outsourcing companies like Maximus which received a $40 million non-bid contract by the California Department of Industrial Relations DIR. This company which has defrauded workers all over the world and determines whether you should get your injuries taken care by their "doctors" who don't even have to be licensed in California. They have a denial rate of over 80% leaving injured workers suffering and in such great pain that some have committed suicide.
It is time to remember those workers who have died on the job and those who are under attack.
Remember the Dead and Fight Like Hell For The Living!
Brenda Barros, SEIU 1021 SF General Hospital Chapter Chair
Matthew Zugsberger, UBC Pile Drivers Local 34 member
Yesenia Guitron, Wells Fargo bank worker and whistleblower
Dorian Maxwell, Former TWU 250A bus driver who was an OSHA whistleblower
Johnnie Burris, J.P. Morgan OSHA whistleblower
Darrell Whitman, OSHA Whistlblower Protection Program Whistleblower and AFGE 2391 SF Labor Council Delegate by skype
Injured Workers National Network IWNN
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Additional information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gotQhC1lHE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfr7rtfqeFc https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08OY7kMydSs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOme6k5tHw8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hplpolLXV6Y