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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This summer, more than 100 people fell ill and 13 people died due to Legionnaire's Disease, which is caused by the naturally occurring Legionella bacteria. This fall, inspectors found Legionella bacteria in the cooling towers of seven schools in Long Island, which were promptly disinfected.
Today, one year from 2016 Presidential Election Day, workers gathered in Downtown Brooklyn to call for “$15 and a Union.” Representatives of unions including 32BJ SEIU, 1199 UHWE, TWU Local 100, RWDSU, Workers United, CWA District 1, CWA Local 1109, Teamsters 814, Ironworkers Local 40, Teamsters
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When you really have to leave your workplace, can you safely do so?
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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!
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
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?
to support the extension of the
James Zadroga 9/11 Health & Compensation Act
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
This week, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services held a hearing for a City initiative to eliminate open and competitive testing within the FDNY.