December 10, 2009

Christine Baker


Angie Wei Elected 2010 Chair of the California Commission on
Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation

OAKLAND  -- The California Commission on Health and Safety and Workers' Compensation (CHSWC) is pleased to announce the unanimous election of Commissioner Angie Wei as the Chair of the Commission for 2010.  Ms. Wei, appointed by the Senate Rules Committee to represent labor, is the Legislative Director of the California Labor Federation, the state AFL-CIO federation.  The state federation represents 1,200 affiliated unions and over two million workers covered by collective bargaining agreements.  Previously, Ms. Wei was a program associate for PolicyLine of Oakland, California, and advocated for the California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative, a coalition of four immigrant rights organizations that came together to respond to cuts in public benefits for immigrants as a result of the 1996 federal welfare reform law.

CHSWC, created by the workers' compensation reform legislation of 1993, is charged with examining the health and safety and workers' compensation systems in California and recommending administrative or legislative modifications to improve their operation.  CHSWC was established to conduct a continuing examination of the workers' compensation system and of the state's activities to prevent industrial injuries and occupational diseases and to examine those programs in other states.

Information about CHSWC may be accessed on the Internet at CHSWC's home page at, by writing to CHSWC at 1515 Clay Street, Room 901, Oakland, California, 94612, by calling (510) 622-3959, by faxing a request to (510) 622-3265, or by email at