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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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.
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.
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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.
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.
On Thursday, April 28th we joined with the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) and the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC) Local One to remember all workers who died on the job in 2015.
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Mourn for the Dead and Fight for the Living
Join NYCOSH, the Central Labor Council, and other labor partners as we commemorate those we have lost and work to create safer working conditions
Workers at Verizon, members of Communication Workers of America (CWA) Local 1101, took to the streets on Thursday to demand a fair contract. After over nine months of bargaining, Verizon still refuses to negotiate a fair contract for 39,000 workers across the Northeast.