Thursday, August 07, 2003

Washington State Ergonomics Referendum Resolution

Although the Building Industry Association of Washington's Initiative 841 to repeal the workplace ergonomic safety rule has yet to be officially certified for this fall's ballot by the Washington Secretary of State's office, the Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO is urging all labor organizations to adopt a resolution formally opposing the initiative.

Linked here is a draft resolution that can be used or adapted for this purpose. Even if you're not a resident of Washington State, I'm sure they'd appreciate the support. And don't forget that the bell tolls not just for them. If this turkey passes, it will make it all the harder to issue ergonomics protections on the federal level or in any other states.

Adopt the resolution and send it to them.

More information here and here.