Protect ALL workers!
Posted on 06/13/17 by Hannah Halbert (she/her) in Work & Wages
Workers’ comp bill puts politics before worker safety
Nearly 105,000 Ohio workers were hurt at work in 2015, and more than 200 lost their lives. Families depend on the workers’ compensation system to make sure that when a breadwinner is hurt at work, she gets treated, and the family has an income to rely on while she recovers. But a provision in this year’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation budget (HB 27) would bar that protection for undocumented immigrants – putting them and their coworkers in harm’s way.
This bill has already passed the Ohio House and is now being debated in the Senate Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee. Your senator needs to hear from you about why this bill must not go forward!