Following passage of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, safety and health conditions in our nation's workplaces have improved. Workers' lives have been saved and injury and illness rates have dropped in many industry sectors of the economy. However, too many employers continue to cut corners and violate the law, putting workers in serious danger and costing lives. Many hazards remain unregulated. The job safety law needs to be updated to provide protection for all workers who lack coverage and to strengthen enforcement and workers’ rights. It's our job to continue this fight for safe jobs.
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This Wednesday, Jet Blue flight attendants traveled to Washington, D.C. to file paperwork with the National Mediation Board to join the Transport Workers Union. Jet Blue employs roughly 4,800 flight attendants, 2,200 of whom work at JFK Airport.
This week, 20 school safety agents - members of Teamsters Local 237, received Excellent Performance of Duty awards for being among the first on the scene to help save lives and restore calm following the October 31st attack in Battery Park City.
This week, thousands of members of New York City Building Trades unions gathered on 10th Avenue at 34th Street for a solidarity rally against open shop policies on construction sites.
Bureau of Water Supply Machinists Arthur Batson and Glenn Corwin have been recognized by the Department of Environmental Safety for helping to improve workplace safety.
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This week in Harlem, labor and community leaders came together for a community forum focused on the negative effects a New York Constitutional Convention would have on communities of color.
Last Saturday, union members gathered in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens for a day of GOTV to educate their fellow union members about the dangers of a NYS constitutional convention.
This week, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka and other top labor leaders joined Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, and other top party leaders to introduce the “Better Deal” platform, a series of pro-labor reforms.
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The November 7 election is fast approaching and there isn't much time left to reach out to all of the voters! Join us to knock on fellow union members' doors in a massive canvassing operation on Saturday, November 4.