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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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

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.