I. Alliance Background
This alliance was re-signed on April 15, 2005.
Alliance Overview. The alliance was formed to promote safe and healthful
working conditions for immigrant workers in general and Hispanic/Latino workers in particular.
Implementation Team Members. Kimberly Stille (OSHA), Leslie Ptak (OSHA)
and Patrick Hickey (Interfaith Coalition for Worker Justice)
II. Implementation Team Meetings
March 22, 2005 – Met with Patrick Hickey, ICWJ Director, to discuss re-signing of the alliance
April 15, 2005 – Re-signed alliance
July 19, 2005 – Met with Patrick Hickey, ICWJ Director, to discuss direction of alliance
October 8, 2005 – Participated in the ICWJ’s 3-year strategic planning session
November 9, 2005 – Participated in ICWJ’s Training Committee planning
December 6, 2005 - Participated in ICWJ’s Training Committee planning
III. Activities and Products
The Madison area office has continued to pursue a working relationship with the ICWJ, trying to get
the word out to our mutual customers, immigrant workers in general and Hispanic/Latino workers in
particular, about their workplace rights and safety and health matters. The amount of work that we
have been able to accomplish has been mitigated by the ICWJ’s continuing funding problems. However;
we have made strides in establishing communications with them and taking part in their activities:
May 6, 2005 – sent out 550 announcements to persons on the ICWJ mailing list announcing the
re-signing of the alliance. A copy of an employee’s workplace rights brochure, written in Spanish
and English, was included in the mailing.
August 29, 2005 – gave a presentation to the ICWJ client advocates (All About OSHA) and answered
their questions regarding filing complaints with OSHA.
November 12, 2005 – participated in a training session for ICWJ advocates, informing them of
workers’ OSHA rights.
ICWJ Training Committee – As a result of attending their strategic planning session, we were able to
join their training committee which meets regularly to set up training for ICWJ advocates, service
providers to low income/working class persons and other pertinent persons on safety and health
Report Prepared by: Leslie Ptak, Compliance Assistance Specialist
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