Stand with Que Calor for FINAL VOTE @ Miami-Dade County Commission
Start: Tuesday, March 19, 2024• 9:00 AM
Location:Stephen P Clark Government Center•111 NW 1st St, Miami, FL 33128 US
Host Contact Info: 305-979-0241
*FINAL VOTE HAS BEEN MOVED TO MARCH 19TH, 2024*
Outdoor workers across South Florida have built a historic campaign to win a first in the nation municipal heat standard to protect workers and save lives. However, they're encountering opposition from influential industry groups who are doing everything possible to defeat the legislation.
On March 19th, the Board of County Commissioners is scheduled to take a FINAL vote on the Miami-Dade Heat Standard for Outdoor Workers which would guarantee Water, Shade, Rest for nearly 100,000 outdoor workers who work in extreme heat.
If passed, our Miami-Dade Heat Standard for Outdoor Workers will be the first ever municipal heat standard in the country. Every year, thousands of workers who work outdoors in the United States—the workers who grow our food, who build our homes and neighborhoods, who labor on the frontlines under the sun—die due to the environmental crisis of extreme heat. Outdoor workers are 35x more likely to die from heat on the job than other workers. Worker lives are not disposable; we have a mandate to end deaths on the job due to extreme heat.
Outdoor workers need YOUR help to make the Miami-Dade County Heat Standard a reality: RSVP TODAY to attend the March 19th BCC meeting and stand in solidarity with outdoor workers in agriculture and construction advocating for a Countywide Heat Standard. These workers are advocating for basic necessities like access to water, shade, and regular breaks during peak heat. Join us in backing this crucial initiative. Your presence and support at the March 19th meeting could make a difference.