Job Safety

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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Dec 27, 2016 | News Story

from NY Times:

December 27, 2016

To the Editor:

Dec 2, 2016 | News Story

This week, Local 246 member Jomar Pichardo was recognized by the FDNY for saving the department roughly $700,000. Pichardo, who works to keep city ambulances up, running, and available 24/7 was able to find ways refurbish vehicle batteries and parts that would normally be discarded.

Oct 3

As new ventilation requirements go into effect on October 3, the New York Healthy Nail Salons Coalition will launch its new website nyhealthynailsalons.org and hold a worker Speak Out event that centers workers’ voices in the ongoing ef

Sep 9

Please join us on September 9th, 2016 at 9am at UFT Headquarters for 15th year commemorative conference hosted by the New York Committee for Occupational health  (NYCOSH) and the Mount Sinai Selikoff Centers for Occupational Health.

Jul 29, 2016 | News Story

This week, members of several Building Trades unions rallied outside of 1 Wall Street to call out developer Gilbane for union-busting tactics and unsafe working conditions.  Chants of "how many more must die" punctuated calls for safety on the job.

Jul 1, 2016 | News Story

This week the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) rejected a request to rehear the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case, which received a 4-4 ruling from the court in March of this year.

May 18

Whistleblowing Protection:  

How do we protect ourselves when we stick our necks out for safety & health?

May 5

40,000 men and women are still on strike at Verizon and Verizon Wireless determined to fight for as long as it takes to protect good jobs.

May 5

Save the Date! Join us for a May 5 National Day of Action to fight for good jobs at Verizon and Verizon Wireless.

We'll be back in touch soon with more information about actions at Verizon Wireless stores near you and how you can join the fight online.