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Boxer & Gerson, LLP Attorneys John Harrigan, Maria Sager and Eric Ritigstein teamed up last Saturday, August 12 to make an educational presentation to Teamsters Local 315 members in Vallejo.
It was the second time in a month that attorneys from the firm participated in a Local 315 event, partners Dennis Popalardo and Gary Roth having visited the Martinez location in July to address a group of the union’s shop stewards.
Last weekend’s event was for the union local’s general membership, including a special session for commercial truck drivers. UPS drivers, Republic Services waste haulers, and many others were in attendance.
The truck driver program led off the day’s activities, which included a presentation by a CHP officer who discussed commercial driver rules. Boxer & Gerson attorneys then offered the entire group overviews of the three areas of law that remain as the firm’s focus.
Harrigan presented on Social Security Disability, Sager on workers’ compensation, and Ritigstein on personal injury law, with an emphasis on job-related injuries caused by a third party. Sager, fluent in Spanish, was available to translate for Spanish-speaking audience members who were on hand.
Nationally, the Teamsters Union was founded in 1903 with a mission to organize and educate workers towards a higher standard of living. Some 1.4 million members are dispersed across 21 industrial divisions that include virtually every imaginable occupation.
Local 315 also has historic roots. Formed in 1936, it is currently comprised of worker bargaining units at some 100 Bay Area companies.
Boxer & Gerson makes frequent presentations to union groups, seeking to educate them on their rights in the event of workplace injuries. Experts in workers’ compensation, personal injury and Social Security Disability are available for presentations on weekdays, weekends, during the day or early evening hours. Call 510-918-3500 for information.