Posted on April 21, 2011 by the Website Workers Council
April 28 is an international commemoration day for injured workers and workers killed on the job. Join the California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day in Citrus Heights, near Sacramento, where workers and worker advocates will speak out to remember workers who have died on the job and workers who are fighting for their healthcare.
When: Wednesday, April 27 at 4:30pm
Where: Rusch Park, 7801 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights (MAP)
What: Forum on health and safety in the workplace
Sponsor: California Coalition for Workers Memorial Day
Contact: phone 916-342-6608 or email dinajpadilla - at - gmail.com
Cost: Admission is free
The Peace and Freedom Party has not formally endorsed this event, but has endorsed Workers Memorial Day events in previous years.
Rusch Park-Speak-out From Injured Workers, Their Families And Advocates
April 28 is an international commemoration day for injured workers and workers killed on the job. Join the California Coalition For Workers Memorial Day in Sacramento where workers and worker advocates will speak out to remember workers who have died on the job and workers who are fighting for their healthcare.
Today in California, 192 Ca-OSHA inspectors continue to be furloughed and the medical unit for California's 17 million workers has been eliminated. There is only 1 doctor at 50% time. Additionally, the American College for Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), which is and insurance and employer industry medical group supported by the US Chamber of Commerce has illegally inserted their medical guidelines into California workers compensation law.
Injured workers are being denied treatment as a result of the deregulation of workers comp in SB 899 and the permanent disability was cut by 50% with no vocational training for new jobs. In addition under insurance/employer/drug industry controlled ACOEM guidelines workers are being denied treatment for mold in the workplace and other serious workplace injuries.We need to speak out to protect our health and safety and fight for healthcare for all and also remember the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire (www.laborfest.net/TriangleFire/schedule.htm.
- Dina Padilla, injured worker Advocate
- Sandi Trend, mother of injured Agraquest biotech worker David Bell
- Dr. Jack Thrasher, toxicologist, mold expert and injured worker advocate
- Seth Sandronksy, journalist
- Mike Monasky, The General Welfare TV program
Rusch Park located in Citrus Heights in the Sacramento area. It is on the corner of Antelope & Auburn Blvd. 7801 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights, Ca, 95610. Folks can come off of 1-80 GO to the Antelope & Auburn light (Citrus Heights antelope exit) Go to the 3rd light, make an inner right & then, a short distance is the right to the entrance to the park & its parking lot.