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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Charter/Spectrum workers continue to walk the picket line this week. Approximately 1,800 workers walked off the job on March 28 after Charter Communications refused to bargain in good faith, attempting to slash benefits by halting their contributions to workers’ pension and medical plans.
For Unions and Friends of Labor
WE CELEBRATE THE DIGNITY OF THE WORKER
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 8:30 AM
(Parade Kicks-Off 10:00 AM)
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On Wednesday, the New York State AFL-CIO facilitated a training for union members, officers, and staff on Labor’s opposition to a Constitutional Convention.
This week, members of RWDSU who work at the Main Street Car Wash in Queens rallied outside their workplace to protest management’s refusal to bargain in good faith.
Today, workers gathered together to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day with a Day of Action remembering workers who lost their lives on the job over the past year, and recommitting to the fight for workplace safety.
This week, Spectrum/Time Warner workers, members of IBEW Local 3, remain on strike.
This afternoon we stood with the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York to commemorate 100 years of service protecting the men and women of New York City, and to remember the hardworking firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.