Summer Brown Bag Labor Lunch Series

July 1, 2013

SUMMER BROWN BAG LABOR LUNCH SERIES sponsored by Kazan et al. + NLG Labor & Employment Committee + WORKSAFE!

Monday, July 1, 2013 12pm LOCATION: Kazan McClain Satterley Lyons Greenwood & Oberman, 55 Harrison Street #400, Oakland

Song of the Canary
Years ago, coal miners took caged canaries down into the mines. By collapsing and dying, the tiny birds warned of the presence of deadly gases. Today in many workplaces, the workers themselves have become the canaries - for other workers and for society as a whole. Song of the Canary is a documentary which examines the problem of industrial diseases and occupational health hazards. Film makers Josh Hanig and Dave Davis focus on workers in a California chemical plant who became sterile from handling the pesticide DBCP, and they follow retired cotton mill workers w/ brown lung disease in their battle w/ business and government for safer working conditions. (58 minutes – we will view just part 1 (about 30 minutes))