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Top schools, labor leaders promote heat illness education

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Posted: Thursday, July 17, 2008 10:00 pm

STOCKTON - State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell and Labor Secretary Victoria Bradshaw Thursday announced a partnership to educate migrant workers about heat illness prevention.

The partnership between the California Department of Education and the California Labor and Workforce Development Agency creates a line of communication through which the two agencies can educate migrant students and their families about the importance of preventing heat-related illnesses before they happen.

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  • posted at 7:39 pm on Fri, Jul 18, 2008.


    As for PG&E workers, compare making the enormous amount of money they do to working for less than the minimum wage that exploitive labor contractors pay. Give me a break!

  • posted at 7:36 pm on Fri, Jul 18, 2008.


    boonablis: You must have been the smartest baby on the planet - no one had to TEACH you anything - it was all instinct, I imagine. Haven't you ever had a job where you didn't know what the "rules" were? When you could take a break, get a drink of water or use the restroom? These people are afraid of doing all the "necessities" because they don't want to get fired. They aren't told what the rules are in the first place! Get a clue about how life is for the people on the lowest rung of the ladder and quit being a know-it-all smarty pants. You're not!

  • posted at 1:30 pm on Fri, Jul 18, 2008.


    Dogs, I agree.I drove by a crew paving today in the sun. Gee, no shade around. They were fine. They started early and quit early and they take care of themselves.And thank God for our PG&E men. They work in the worst conditions to make sure we all have electricity.

  • posted at 1:23 pm on Fri, Jul 18, 2008.


    Boon, great blog. I have worked in our fields for the past 35 years. You have to listen to your body. It will tell you when to get water, when to find shade, and when to quit.I LOVE your "wipe my azz" comment.

  • posted at 9:19 am on Fri, Jul 18, 2008.


    Well said boonablis, wipe my azz, thats a new one on me. As far as heat is concerned, the gas and electric crews of PG%E put up with the heat everyday. Not much shade on the top of a 50' pole, nor at the bottom of a 5' hole, hey it`s summer and it gets hot, these guys deal with it everyday, they even have paper cups to drink water out of. Farm workers are not alone when it comes to working in the heat. When it comes time to go home, the field workers stop what their doing since what ever their doing will be there tomorrow, not so with the PG&E crews since most are working on a dead line to finish the job that day, or stay until the job is finished.

  • posted at 1:45 am on Fri, Jul 18, 2008.


    Wow, this is totally necessary.I mean can I get consultation on how to wipe my azz. Or how about knowing when to go number one? If I cannot get instruction on these issues, i dont know if I will be able to make it in this society.O'connell-nice ploy, I can see right through your B.S. If one is thirsty, drink water. If you are hot, maybe you should slow down, and take a break. I cannot believe some of the crap we do up here, how much tax money did we spend on this "break through"

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