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, 2018 | News Story

Wednesday, members of several construction trades unions marched and rallied outside of two worksites run by Boston-based contractor Gilbane.

All across the City workers are standing up against the open shop model citing safety concerns amid a rash of construction worker deaths.

Mar 16, 2018 | News Story

This week, the

Mar 16, 2018 | News Story

The NYC CLC stood with the GWC-UAW Local 2110 Graduate Workers of Columbia to deliver a letter to the Dean of Columbia University demanding they are given the respect that they have earned through the democratic process.

Mar 16, 2018 | News Story

Mary Harris, more widely known as Mother Jones, was an Irish American schoolteacher and labor organizer who shed light on the plight of child workers in Pennsylvania. At the time children as young as 12 years old were allowed to work.

Mar 9, 2018 | News Story

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Mar 9, 2018 | News Story

Women's History Month has been recognized in the United States since 1987 but this past Thursday, March 8, we celebrated International Women's Day.

Mar 9, 2018 | News Story

To the workers of all trades who toil in the worst of weather to keep our city up and running as well as those whose work can’t take a snow day, we thank you.

Mar 9, 2018 | News Story

Gary LaBarbera, president of the 100,000 member Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York,