Bloch named to State commission

Governor Gavin Newsom has reappointed Doug Bloch, Political Director of Teamsters Joint Council 7, to the Commission on Health and Safety and Workers’ Compensation, where he has served since 2012.

“We advise the state’s elected and appointed officials on how to make California jobs safer and healthier.  The Commission’s work means fewer Teamsters get injured on the job and if you do, we want to make sure you get the medical treatment you need so you can return to work safely and in one piece.,” says Bloch.

Before coming to Joint Council 7 in 2010, Bloch was the Port of Oakland Campaign Director for Change to Win from 2006 to 2010 and a Senior Research Analyst at Service Employees International Union Local 1877 from 2004 to 2006. He held several positions at the California Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) from 1999 to 2004, including Statewide Political Director and Executive Director. He was an organizer at the NGO Coordinating Committee for Northeast Thailand from 1999 to 2003.