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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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. 

Apr 15, 2015 | Press Release

New York, NY – New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement regarding the “Fight for $15” day of action:

May 1

Join the MAY DAY Rally to END INCOME INEQUALITY

4:30 pm

Meet at Billionaire Walmart owner Alice Walton’s home on the corner of 60th St. between Park and Lexington Ave.

6 pm

Apr 28

MOURN FOR THE DEAD AND FIGHT FOR THE LIVING

Join NYCOSH, the NYC Central Labor Council, and other labor partners as we commemorate all those who have died at work and make recommendations on how to protect workers from violence on the job.

 

Apr 15

Make history in New York on April 15, 2015. // Haz historia en Nueva York este 15 de abril.

(Para español léase debajo)

Gather/Rally: 4pm
March: 6pm