Oakland, CA – The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation (CHSWC) recently announced the reappointment of Angie Wei to the Commission, where she has served since 2005.
The Senate Rules Committee reappointed Wei as a labor representative.
A total of eight (8) Commissioners are appointed by the Governor and the Legislature. Labor Code 75 establishes that two of the employer members and two of the labor members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Governor for a sub-total of four (4) members. The Senate Committee on Rules and the Speaker of the Assembly shall each appoint one employer and one labor representative for a sub-total of four (4) members.
Angie Wei is the chief of staff of the California Labor Federation, the state AFL-CIO. The state Federation represents 1,200 affiliated unions and over two million workers covered by collective bargaining agreements. Previously, Wei was a program associate for PolicyLink of Oakland, California, and advocated for the California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative, a coalition of four immigrant rights organizations who came together to respond to cuts in public benefits for immigrants as a result of the 1996 federal welfare reform law.
Ms. Wei holds a Bachelor of Art degree in Political Science and Asian American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Arts degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
This position does not require Senate confirmation.
Source: CA CHSWC