On April 28 we recommit to the continuing struggle to create good jobs in Silicon Valley that protect the health and safety of workers and pay fair wages. We recommit to ensure the freedom of workers to form unions and, through those unions, to speak out and bargain for respect and a secure future.
Forty years after Congress passed the Occupational Safety and Health Act, promising every worker the right to a safe job, there is still work to be done to protect workers on the job. Some employers cut corners and violate the law, putting workers in serious danger. Workers who report job hazards or injuries, in some cases, are fired or disciplined. Some employers who contract out dangerous work try to avoid responsibility and as a result, each year thousands of workers are killed and millions more injured or diseased as a result of their work.
In observance of Workers Memorial Day 2015, the South Bay Labor Council will host a breakfast discussion on the status of job safety among subcontracted workers. Panelists will discuss current conditions, laws, and what we can all do to make jobs safer for temporary, or contracted workers in Silicon Valley.
To attend the breakfast discussion Tuesday, April 28 at 9 a.m., RSVP to Stacey@southbaylabor.org. The event will be held at 2102 Almaden Road, San Jose.