City & State: The Race Case: Opposing Sides Cite Race in Scaffold Law Battle

“The fact of the matter is, this is an issue that is affecting construction workers of color—that is a fact. When you read about the accidents that happen, most of them are fatalities. A lot of them are immigrants. These workers come in here, they get hired, contractors don’t provide them with any safety training or the appropriate safety equipment, and we’ve seen it time and time again.” — Assemblyman Francisco Moya

“The fact that smaller, non-union companies tend to whack the oversight training and equipment necessary to keep safe disproportionately endangers workers of color and Latino and immigrant workers particularly. The Scaffold Law is a vital stopgap to the failure of OSHA to be able oversee and prevent such accidents.” — Connie Razza, researcher at the Center for Popular Democracy

Click here to read the full article by Jon Lentz in City & State.