It's a busy time of year, between events and legislation.
It's a busy time of year, between events and legislation.

May Newsletter

We just observed Workers Memorial Day at the end of last month, in collaboration with Step Forward, the Mountain View Day Workers Center, the Vietnamese American Roundtable, PAWIS, WPUSA and the South Bay Labor Council, and Ruth Silver-Taube. Several worker leaders from the organizations involved in the event as well as legislators and OSHA representatives spoke, with more than 100 people in attendance.

Read about it in our blog
Our Anniversary Fundraiser Event takes place next Thursday, June 1st, from 6-9 PM in Oakland’s Preservation Park. If you haven’t yet purchased tickets or a sponsorship package, you can do so here.

The Legislative Season this year is extremely busy and full of pro-worker bills that we’re watching, supporting, and in some cases co-sponsoring as members of various coalitions. Karin details the first round of bills in this blog post. As we’re going to press, SB 686 has been passed by the Senate, advancing workplace health and safety protections for domestic workers! More to come.
Jora has been called to testify twice in Sacramento this legislative season, both in support of increased language access at Cal/OSHA, as well as speaking about the importance of worker outreach programs – particularly the COVID-19 Workplace Outreach Project, which has been highly effective in meeting workers where they are with information in their language, and assisting them in accessing their rights.

Their testimony can be found here (2:50 to 3:00:30). 

Anastacia delivered our High Heat Standard comment letter with 30+ signers to the May 18th Standards Board meeting in San Diego. (1:18 to 1:21:01)
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