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 21, 2014 | Press Release

“Our deepest condolences go out to the families of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and the entire NYPD community as we mourn this tragic and senseless loss of life.  This tragedy highlights the risks that all of NY’s Finest take every day when they go to work to protect the people of N

Nov 22

Yesterday, workers at Vegas Auto Spa in Brooklyn set up a picket line outside the car wash after being locked out by the business owner.

Nov 19

Colombia's Marcha Patriótica and Lazos de Dignidad Tour of the United States

 Labor Event:Wednesday Nov 19, 2014 

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Oct 24, 2014 | News Story

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Oct 29

Doctors Council SEIU is the union that represents the attending physicians and dentists who work in HHC, the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC), which is the public hospital system for all New Yorkers.  These doctors are advocating for a greater voice in quality patient care.  A

Nov 6

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Oct 9

TWU Local 101 members maintain the gas lines and services in Brooklyn and Queens.  Their contract with National Grid is set to expire on October 15.

Aug 7, 2014 | News Story

Today, labor activists joined with Bangladeshi garment workers outside of the Ralph Lauren shareholders meeting at the St.

Aug 6

You are cordially invited to attend a special event
at the Worker Institute at Cornell:

One Year Later: Bangladesh’s Resurgent Labor Movement After Rana Plaza
A Conversation with Bangladeshi Labor Leader Nazma Akter