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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Oct 23

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!

Oct 1, 2015 | Press Release

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

Sep 24

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?

Sep 16

Join

Jon Stewart

to support the extension of the

James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Aug 28, 2015 | News Story

This week, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services held a hearing for a City initiative to eliminate open and competitive testing within the FDNY.

Aug 24, 2015 | Press Release

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:

Jul 25

Verizon workers are fighting for good jobs building and servicing FiOS, and properly serving copper network customers.

May 1, 2015 | News Story

Every April 28, the Labor Movement takes time to remember workers who have lost their lives on the job.  This year the NYC CLC and NYCOSH were joined by workers from across all industries in the private sector, public sector and building trades.