Tuesday, May 31, 2005

San Jose, call to action

Support Workplace Safety: Call your legislator to support AB 815
AB 815 by Assemblywoman Sally Lieber will close the gap between workplace and environmental regulations so that workers are as safe on the job as they are in their homes and communities. Cal/EPA already sets standards for environmental exposure to many chemicals, but there are some toxic chemicals that workers may legally be exposed to in the workplace. 15 chemicals that are known to the state to cause cancer or reproductive toxicity are simply not regulated in the workplace. This legislation addresses this disparity. Let your legislator know that you support this bill by calling them at their office.
Ira Ruskin
(916) 319-2021

Support Local Workers: Picket at Municipal Stadium June 2 & June 3
Instead of hiring local union stagehands, Jam Productions will be using non-union workers at the Def Leppard / Brian Adams show this Thursday and Friday. Join IATSE Local 34 for picketing at Municipal Stadium to show your support for local workers.
June 2: 8 am to 5 pm
June 3: 8 am to 10 pm
Municipal Stadium
588 E Alma (Senter & Alma)
For more information please call at 408-266-3790 x578.

The Iraqi Labor Movement and the US Occupation
Learn from two officers of the General Union of Oil Workers in Basrah what the occupation has meant for working people and the labor movement. Hassan Juma'a Awad Al Asada and Faleh Abbood Umara will speak and answer questions on: How the US still enforces Saddam Hussein's 1987 law banning unions for most Iraqi workers. How workers have successfully resisted privatization of Iraqi workplaces. Why the oil workers' union calls for an immediate end to occupation and for dismantling of all military bases. Join us as we learn how the occupation has affected their lives and what we can do to support them.
Sunday, June 19
1:30-3:30 pm
SEIU Local 715 Office
2302 Zanker Rd (Between Brokaw & Trimble Rd.)


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