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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Sep 6, 2013 | News Story

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.

Sep 5

Please join us in supporting the 60 Walmart workers who were unjustly fired after standing-up and speaking-out.

Aug 29

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.

Aug 21, 2013 | News Story

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

Sep 5

For more information, please call Brendan Griffith at (212) 604-9552

 

Aug 13, 2013 | Press Release

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

Aug 8, 2013 | News Story

Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on Affiliation of UFCW

August 8, 2013

Aug 21

The New York City Central Labor Council, along with the National 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 Seventh Avenue on the 16th Floor.

Aug 1, 2013 | News Story

On Friday, July 26, over 100 Home Care workers with 1199 SEIU, gathered with public officials for a speak-out and rally outside of Accent Care’s Bronx office.

Jul 26

1199 SEIU HOME HEALTH AIDES TO RALLY FOR SICK DAYS, AFFORDABLE HEALTH INSURANCE