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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What do fast food workers, construction workers, new media, entertainment workers, teachers, transportation workers, and retail workers have in common?
They are all fighting for change by putting workers' voices & faces front and center in their fights!
New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding Congress' failure to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act, which provides continued funding for health care programs designed to treat those affected b
After Ebola (and SARS, H1N1, MRSA, and MERS), is there yet adequate protection for healthcare workers and other workers who may be exposed to infectious diseases a work?
to support the extension of the
James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
This week, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services held a hearing for a City initiative to eliminate open and competitive testing within the FDNY.
New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez released the following statement regarding the City’s proposal to eliminate competitive examinations in FDNY recruitment:
Verizon workers are fighting for good jobs building and servicing FiOS, and properly serving copper network customers.