Links to political information and resources so that RSI suffers, and other
interested parties, can help raise the awareness of RSI problems in the workplace.
Americans With Work Related Injuries
Americans With Work Related Injuries was originally founded as a Political Action/Injured
Worker help organization to increase the awareness of computer related injuries and help
the injured worker through the Workers' Compensation process. We found that injured
workers from all occupations need help, construction workers, law enforcement, fire
fighters, factory workers, airline employees, office workers, salesmen and women, etc.
The Web and Activism: Making Your Voice Heard Round the World
October 15, 1997 at Patagonia, Georgetown, Wash DC
Advice dispensed by panelists and speakers directed towards both activist organizations
and individuals wanting to use the Internet for activism. Website provides points
representing some of the advice that seemed to come up frequently throughout all the
AFL-CIO Stop the Pain Campaign
Workers and unions are mobilizing to Stop the Pain! associated with RSIs and crippling
back injuries. The fight is centered around three demands:
- Action by employers to fix hazardous jobs which cause crippling back injuries and RSIs.
- An OSHA ergonomics standard which requires employers to: identify and correct hazards,
involve workers, and provide proper medical care for injured workers.
- Fair compensation for workers crippled by back injuries or RSIs. Insurers and employers
must recognize work-related RSIs and provide speedy compensation to injured workers.
Contacting Congress (and the White House)
Electronic Frontier Foundation
On many issues, your legislators hear very little feedback from their constituents. Being
contacted by even a few voters is often enough to mold or shift a legislator's stance on
an issue, especially if they have not had much voter contact on that issue before. Every
letter, call and visit counts.
Grassroots Lobbying Manual
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation
Grassroots lobbying can be defined as ordinary citizens organizing to exert pressure on
their elected representatives to support, amend, or defeat legislation.
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