Worksafe's 2017 Impact Report
2017 marked Worksafe's 35th anniversary, and it's been an exciting year. We've grown our team, sharpened our focus, and collaborated with allies across the state to advance worker health and safety in California. Check out our 2017 Impact Report to learn more about our latest projects, programs, and achievements.
Supporters and allies, we thank you and look forward to facing the coming challenges - and savoring the coming victories - in solidarity with you.
Safe, Secure, and Sustainable Jobs for Day Laborers
Worksafe, Street Level Health Project, and Centro Legal de la Raza have joined forces to launch the Safe, Secure, and Sustainable Jobs for Day Laborers project. Workplace health and safety is a critical problem for immigrant day laborers who are routinely hired to perform difficult and dangerous work - often with substandard equipment, inadequate training, and poorly enforced health and safety protections.
This project combines policy advocacy, legal advocacy, and worker empowerment to address hazardous and unjust working conditions affecting day laborers. Our collaborative is proud to stand with day laborers in Northern California who are rising up, asserting their rights, and becoming community leaders.
Economic Security and Workplace Safety for Temporary and Contingent Workers
Worksafe and the Warehouse Worker Resource Center (WWRC) are teaming up to support temporary and contingent workers throughout California. The temporary workforce is one of the fastest growing sectors of the labor market, yet their unique needs are routinely overlooked and their precarious status is often exploited. This leaves temp workers especially prone to workplace safety hazards, labor violations, and economic instability. Temp workers are more likely than direct-hire employees to be injured at work, experience wage theft, and live in poverty without employer-sponsored benefits.
This is a statewide project with four main components: Coalition building, Capacity Building, Education & Outreach, and Policy Advocacy. Worksafe and WWRC are connecting with worker centers, unions, legal aid providers, and other community organizations to foster the leadership of temp workers, build the capacity of temp worker advocates, and develop a strategy for statewide policy reform.
Make Work Pay: A Statewide Coalition
Make Work Pay is a Public Welfare Foundation-funded initiative to develop a worker-centered progressive policy agenda in the state of California that addresses both short-term policy and structural issues facing workers, particularly low-wage, immigrant, undocumented, workers of color.