Panel to End Double Standards for Fire Mechanics, October 4 @ 6 PM

Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2018

LA County Fire Mechanics have high exposure to the same toxins as firefighters, yet do not have any of the same legal protections. What can be done? Join us to find out more.

Fire service workers are more likely to be diagnosed with cancer. And they are more likely to die from it. AFSCME Local 119 members refuse to allow public sector fire service automotive repair mechanics to suffer a cancer epidemic. Join representatives from unions across the Southland representing fire mechanics, public health advocates, and a coalition of community partners for an evening meeting to launch an urgent campaign to demand health and safety laws that protect all fire service workers.

WHAT: No More Double Standards in the Law: An Unprecedented Labor/Community Discussion
WHERE: AFSCME District Council 36, Third Floor (514 Shatto Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90020)
WHEN: 6 PM, Thursday, October 4, 2018 (Dinner provided with RSVP)

It’s time for County and Municipal fire department personnel, and all of us who benefit from the services they provide, to join forces. Our Sisters and Brothers who serve as public sector fire service automotive repair mechanics should not have to find themselves on their own when the worst happens. Join our Labor/Community Discussion on October 4th at the District Council 36 union hall. We’ll hear from powerful voices in the fight to protect workers from workplace health risks, including Dan Witzling from the American Cancer Society.

AFSCME California’s Brian Allison will announce next steps in confronting the longstanding practice of denying mechanics, and other fire services workers, the same protections as firefighters—laying out the right legislative solution and launching our coalition campaign.

Dinner provided. To RSVP and/or for more information, please email your full name, cell phone, and organizational affiliation to: and