BREAKING: California Gov. Newsom today announced an executive order on workers’ compensation to protect all essential workers, including grocery, pharmacy, and meatpacking workers, who are putting our lives on the line during the pandemic.

The order covers all essential workers who become sick from COVID-19 while at work, giving us access to income or health care coverage once your leave balance is used up.

This important change, which UFCW 770 fought hard for, is retroactive from March 19, 2020, the day the governor declared a state of emergency due to COVID-19.

Workers’ Compensation Claim Form (DWC 1)
Formulario de Reclamo de Compensación de Trabajadores (DWC 1)

You can reach out to the Workers’ Compensation Hotline at (888) 761-5237 for assistance.