California Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment hearing

LOHP’s Alejandra Domenzain gave testimony before the California Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment hearing on Latino worker health and safety. Highlights from her testimony include: the necessity for Cal/OSHA presence and for Cal/OSHA inspectors who are linguistically and cuturally competent; utilizing partnerships with intermediaries such as the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation (CRLA) and United Farm Workers (UFW); the importance of outreach and the need for public information campaigns; the lack of an authority to deal with claims of retaliation against workers who “speak up” about health and safety issues in their workplaces; and the inequities of a system which rewards companies that cut corners at the expense of workers’ health and safety.

View Alejandra’s testimony above, or click here to view the hearing in its entirety. Also available is a summary of the testimonies from Alejandra and others who spoke before the Committee.