Health and Safety & Workers’ Rights Training August 12-14

Join us August 12-14 (this training requires a commitment to attend all three days.)
This training is hands-on, interactive, and fun training empowering workers and worker advocates to take leadership roles in promoting workplace justice, with a focus on health and safety.

HOURS: Friday 8/12: 5PM- 8:30PM, Saturday 8/13: 9AM-6PM & Sunday  8/14: 9AM-5PM

Click here to see the training’s agenda.

To register click here, or call the Workers’ Center at (315) 218-5708

You could qualify  for a $50 stipend for attending this training. Please call us for more information.

 *Please take note that the location of the training has been moved to the Workers’ Center located at Plymouth Church, 232 E. Onondaga St.  Syracuse, NY 13202

Training Leaders:

Claudia Henriquez is the Health and Safety Trianing Coordinator at Interfaith Worker Justice. She is responsible for developing a national health and safety program targeting low-wage workers in five core industries –construction, office cleaning, food processing/meatpacking, landscaping, and restaurants – as well as training staff at worker centers to educate workers on their rights as they relate to health and safety in these induestries. Prior to koining IWJ, Claudia worked as an attorney with the Legal Aid Justice Center in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC, where she recovered wages for hundreds of immigrant workers who were victims of wage theft. Before then, she represented migrant farm workers in employment law matteris at Florida Rural Legal Services. Claudia is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and has a Bachelos of Arts in History and international Studies from the University of South Florida.

Dianne Enriquez is the Worker Center Network Coordinator at Interfaith Worker Justice. She provides technical support to increase individual capacity and assist affiliates in building a unified worker center movement in this country. Prior to her work with IWJ, she worked as a Director of Young Workers United, a worker center in San Francisco that organizes young and immigrant restaurant workers to raise industry standards through policy advocacy, education and leadership developement, and direct worksite campaigns. She is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley where she received a B.A. in Ethnic Studies.

Rachel Micah-Jones is a 2005 Echoing Green Fellow, Ms. Micah-Jones founded and serves as Executive Director of Centro de los Derechos del Migrante (CDM). For over four years, she lived and worked out of Zacatecas, Mexico to address workplace injustice by connecting Mexico-based workers with U.S. advocates, offering know-your-rights trainings for migrant workers, and promoting just immigration policy. In 2009, Ms. Micah-Jones relocated to Baltimore, Maryland to establish and run CDM’s policy office.

Prior to founding CDM, Ms. Micah-Jones worked with the Migrant Farmworker Unit of Florida Rural Legal Services where she represented some of Florida’s 250,000 migrant workers. She worked on employment, housing and civil rights matters, litigating cases in federal and state courts, including a case at the federal appellate level. She also educated immigrant farmworkers on basic labor and civil rights and prepared bilingual legal educational materials addressing housing, civil and employment issues.

Rachel received her J.D. with honors from the American University Washington College of Law in 2003. At WCL, she was a student attorney in the International Human Rights Clinic where she represented immigrant clients on a range of matters before the Department of Homeland Security. She also worked as a law clerk in the Civil Legal Services Unit of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. In 2006, Rachel was awarded the Peter M. Cicchino for outstanding advocacy in the public interest. Since 2009, Rachel has been a Clinical Fellow at the University of Maryland School of Law where she teaches in the International and Comparative Law Clinic. Rachel was also recently named a 2010 Cordes Fellow.

Presented by:

 Interfaith Workers’ Justice, Occupational Health Clinical Center,

Centro de los Derechos del Migrante & Workers’ Center of Central New York.