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 25, 2016 | News Story

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.

Mar 4, 2016 | News Story

This week, the Ironworkers union released a

Feb 26, 2016 | News Story

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.

Mar 23

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.

Dec 10

March and Rally for Workplace Safety (en español abajo)

Thursday, December 10
12:30PM Assemble at Beekman and Nassau Street
1PM March to City Hall

Dec 3

This summer, more than 100 people fell ill and 13 people died due to Legionnaire's Disease, which is caused by the naturally occurring Legionella bacteria. This fall, inspectors found Legionella bacteria in the cooling towers of seven schools in Long Island, which were promptly disinfected.

Nov 10, 2015 | News Story

Today, one year from 2016 Presidential Election Day, workers gathered in Downtown Brooklyn to call for “$15 and a Union.”  Representatives of unions including 32BJ SEIU, 1199 UHWE, TWU Local 100, RWDSU, Workers United, CWA District 1, CWA Local 1109, Teamsters 814, Ironworkers Local 40, Teamsters

Nov 10

Join workers from across the Labor Movement, activists, and allies calling for a raise for millions of low-wage workers.

Go to FightFor15.org to sign-up for updates.

Nov 18

When you really have to leave your workplace, can you safely do so?

Oct 16, 2015 | News Story

From the AFL-CIO