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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Mar 16, 2017 | News Story

Continuing our celebration of Womens’ History Month, we are proud to honor the work of Cecilia “Cece” Borcherding, Executive Board Member of the Utility Workers Union of America, Local 1-2. Cece is the product of a hard-working union household.

Mar 10, 2017 | News Story

This week, IATSE Local 829, United Scenic Artists, announced a historic inaugural contract agreement with the Off-Broadway League.  The three-year agreement protects workers’ wages and industry standards.

Mar 24

Join the Workers United, the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition, the NYC CLC and others as we remember the workers who perished during the 1911 blaze.

Mar 10

On March 10th, the WGAE and the National Writers Union will hold a panel discussion on Press Freedom at time when the President of the United States has declared the media "the enemy of the people."

Mar 3, 2017 | News Story

Workers at the Sims Municipal Recycling plant in Brooklyn have vote to join Teamsters Local 210.

Mar 16

Which occupational safety & health protections are at risk and what will we do?
 

Feb 3, 2017 | News Story

On Sunday, Governor Cuomo introduced the Transportation Worker Protection Act. The state legislation was created after a Muslim Delta airline worker was attacked at John F. Kennedy Airport earlier in the week.

Feb 3, 2017 | News Story

This week, thousands of construction workers gathered at City Hall to support Intro.

Jan 31

Join NYC Building Trades members and their allies on Tuesday, January 31st at 11:30AM outside of City Hall to protest deadly exploitation and to demand that steps are taken to ensure safety on the job for construction workers.

Jan 20, 2017 | News Story

On Wednesday, workers and leadership from several building trades unions, and their allies in the broader New York City Labor Movement, rallied outside of City Hall to demand action on workplace safety in the construction industry.