The Harris County Commissioners Court must create an Essential Workers Board where workers have actual voice over workplace health and safety policies.
When workers have dignity and are valued for their expertise in their industries, we are ALL safer.
Following a devastating year for workers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it became clear that workers do not have a voice in the decision making process for health and safety policies that protect workers and their families.
If we want to honor essential workers and truly recover, workers must have the ability to call the shots on workplace health and safety policies that govern them.
This pandemic has shown us that worker governance infrastructure is necessary to respond to future health and safety crises.