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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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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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.
On Wednesday, representatives of labor, community groups and many others gathered at Washington Place and Greene Street in Greenwich Village to remember the 146 workers who perished in the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
This week, the United States Department of Labor filed a lawsuit against NYC-based electronics retailer B&H Photo, alleging that the store’s management discriminated against women and workers of color.
This Wednesday, March 23 at 11:30AM, join Workers United, the NYC CLC, the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, and labor and community groups as we remember the lives that were lost during the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.