California workers’ compensation COVID-19 claims continue to rise, with the state recording 5,130 COVID-19 claims with August injury dates. According to the California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI), this brings the total for the year to 41,861 claims, or 11.2% of all California job injury claims reported an accident in 2020. Death claims rose to 224, up from 160 reported as of August 10th. (more…)
For 16 years, Sonja Flowers worked as a server at a restaurant at a Disney resort. She’s been out of work since March 15th and believes she will soon be out of a job. For Flowers, 62, this may mean delaying her goal of retiring in five years.
José Guzman, a 61-year-old from San Bernardino who commuted 60 miles to a Farmer John meat packing plant in Vernon, is one of the reportedly 266 workers infected in a COVID-19 outbreak at the plant, as of August 24. (more…)
A 42-year-old woman was discovered in her home, dead for at least 12 hours, alone except for her four-year-old daughter. She was a mammogram technician at a hospital and likely another victim of COVID-19. (more…)
The COVID-19 Pandemic has caused delays in taking testimony in California workers’ compensation trials since “in-person” testimony has not been possible since March of 2020. (more…)
As COVID-19 continues to spread across California, the Latino community is at a higher risk of infection and death from the virus than individuals from other ethnicities. (more…)
Amazon is known for its ruthless pursuit of profits. In December 2018, Eastvale, CA warehouse workers earned T-shirts celebrating their ability to get one million packages out the door in just 24 hours. But this “achievement” comes at a significant cost: workers’ health. (more…)