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By Jora Trang

This Workers Memorial Day, 2021, Worksafe would like to amplify the dedicated work of eight extraordinary organizations that have been rising through challenges to ensure that the communities that they served are supported and uplifted through the pandemic.

From providing food and personal protective equipment to vulnerable…


by Jora Trang, Chief of Staff & Equity

Washington state just became the third state in the nation to pass protective laws for temporary workers with their new Protecting Temporary Workers Law. This law seeks to place a barrier to temporary worker schemes which provide cost cutting incentives for companies…


By Stephen Knight and Mara Ortenburger, Worksafe

This November, California voters are being asked to support Proposition 22 — Uber and Lyft’s misleading ballot measure that would exempt them from labor laws that protect workers. Together with Postmates, Instacart, and Doordash, these wealthy corporations are spending nearly $200 million to…


By Nicole Marquez-Baker, Worksafe

The way workplace hazards impact workers, particularly workers of color, is nothing new. When I started with Worksafe in 2012, we were helping Warehouse Worker Resource Center (at the time Warehouse Workers United) file a Cal/OSHA complaint. Domingo Blancas, a Latino immigrant, had fallen ill while…


By Stephen Knight, Worksafe

March 2019: Members of IDEPSCA and the Pasadena Community Job Center convince the Cal/OSHA Standards Board to create rules for wildfire smoke hazards.

As California chokes this week on thick wildfire smoke, we are having a complicated moment here at Worksafe. Protecting outdoor workers from smoke hazards has been one of our key campaigns over the past 18 months. …


By Nicole Marquez-Baker, Worksafe

While workplace health and safety laws apply to everyone regardless of immigration status, gaining equitable access to these rights remains a constant struggle. …


By Doug Parker, Worksafe

To its credit, Cal/OSHA has been on board with our petition for a temporary emergency standard to protect workers from the hazards of wildfire smoke. …


By Doug Parker, Worksafe

On Tuesday, the California State Auditor released the agency’s report on its investigation into complaints of misconduct against Department of Industrial Relations former Director Christine Baker.

Boxer & Gerson partner Julius Young describes the report as a “sordid tale” of nepotism, disregard for merit-based hiring, attempted…


By Doug Parker, Worksafe

All eyes are on the State Capitol these days, as the legislative session plows ahead and the Newsom Administration’s policy agenda takes form. But for safety and health advocates, the policies that shape the workplace are determined before California’s Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board.

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