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Posted on: Jul 9, 2018
Governor Brown appointed a high school classmate, with no experience in Workers' Compensation, to the WCAB.
Juan Pedro Gaffney has spent his life bringing people together as a Latin American music director in San Francisco.
An interesting and unconventional choice, and perhaps a big change for the better.
While Commissioner Gaffney is clearly not a legal expert, he is a person who has dedicated himself to the hearts of ordinary people - working class immigrants.
As immigrant workers face an increasingly hostile environment, bringing someone with a heart like Juan Pedro Gaffney's into the decision-making process could be one of the best things that has ever happened.
Getting beyond legalisms and into the heart and humanity of the workers we represent could be music to our ears.
By the way, go to Coro Hispano de San Francisco to learn more about Commissioner Gaffney's work and music. Enjoy!
CAAA is proud to introduce our new Community Resource Guide for injured workers who may need to find helpful resources in their local communities.
Thanks to the work of CAAA's Women's Caucus, the new guide features various resources listed out by county, including links to county agencies, local foodbanks, and family & housing services.
Please share with your clients as an added benefit from CAAA, and if you have any other resources that you think should be listed, please send the links to
Click here to view the Community Resource Guide, or visit and find it from the main menu under "Resources."