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 19

Join the Workmen's Circle and the Workers Unite Film Festival as they continue the Raise the Wage Film Series with screenings of:

Tangled Threads • Tears in the Fabric • Rise of the Oppressed • The Story of New York

Jun 23, 2015 | News Story
Mar 25

The Official Commemoration of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire will take place at the site of the fire, the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street, NYC, 11:30am on Wednesday, March 25th.   

Mar 20

Starring Meryl Streep with Kurt Russell and Cher (1982)

Mar 5

1,400 jobs are being moved from FEGS to new agencies. For most, no guarantees are being made to keep the workers employed doing the work they have always done – caring for the poor, the weak, the ill and the disabled.

Feb 26

NYC CLC-NYCOSH

2015 SAFETY & HEALTH SERIES

A rose by any other name

Material Safety Data Sheets are now called Safety Data Sheets

Are they telling us all we need to know?

Feb 3, 2015 | Press Release

New York, NY - New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO President Vincent Alvarez today released the following statement, regarding initiatives outlined in Mayor de Blasio's State of the City Address:

Jan 14

Join Build-Up NYC and NYC Council Member Costa Constantinides to learn about new opportunities for careers in construction, building maintenance and operations

Dec 21, 2014 | Press Release

“Our deepest condolences go out to the families of NYPD Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu and the entire NYPD community as we mourn this tragic and senseless loss of life.  This tragedy highlights the risks that all of NY’s Finest take every day when they go to work to protect the people of N