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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Two car washes that have recently voted to join RWDSU are now fighting for their first contracts. The managers have been harassing union supporters. Workers also have complained about health and safety conditions.
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Pat Dolan, President of Steamfitters Local 638
Construction accidents are a concern in a major city like New York. When you’re dealing with steel beams, massive pipes, electrical lines, scaffolding or welding equipment tens of stories above street level, every day can present a danger.
Please join us in supporting the 60 Walmart workers who were unjustly fired after standing-up and speaking-out.
Since publicly launching their campaign, workers report winning a series of workplace victories, including raises, more hours, and most recently, a repaired air conditioner on the hottest day of the year.
Union members help to provide vital services to our throughout our city. Their professionalism and skill help to ensure that the union label is widely recognized as a standard of quality, professionalism, and service. This commitment was made evident yesterday when Plumbers Local 1 member David
For more information, please call Brendan Griffith at (212) 604-9552
The New York City Central Labor Council, along with the National AFL-CIO, NYS AFL-CIO and Organizing 2.0, will offer a day of trainings on digital strategies and online communications. These courses will take place on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 from 9:30am to 5:00pm at 275 Seven
Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Affiliation of UFCW
August 8, 2013