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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Oct 13, 2017 | News Story

Join us as we talk to our fellow union sisters and brothers about the importance of unions and the dangers working people face if we all don't stand up and vote NO on the Constitutional Convention on November 7th!

 

 

Oct 6, 2017 | News Story

This week, the labor movement demonstrated what union solidarity is all about. More than 300 union members boarded a flight in Newark, New Jersey headed for San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Sep 28, 2017 | News Story

On Wednesday, the City Council unanimously approved Intro 1447-C, a bill that requires workers on NYC construction sites to take at least 40 hours of safet

Sep 22, 2017 | News Story

On Monday afternoon, thousands of union workers from across NYC poured across the Brooklyn Bridge in an impressive display of solidarity with our IBEW Local 3 brothers and sisters who have been on strike for nearly six months.

Sep 22, 2017 | News Story

The Broadway Presbyterian Church was packed on Wednesday morning as GWC-UAW Local 2110, the union of Columbia University’s graduate workers and teaching assistants, held a forum about their campaign.

Sep 22, 2017 | News Story

On Thursday, organized labor in digital media counted a major victory.

Nov 7

This November, New Yorkers will be asked whether or not to hold a Convention to amend our state’s constitution. Important labor protections like collective bargaining, prevailing wage, workers' compensation, and public pensions would be on the chopping block.

Sep 23

Join your allies in the NYC Labor Movement to knock on doors and educate you fellow members about the need to VOTE NO on a Constitutional Convention.

 

A flyer is attached below.

 

 

Sep 22, 2017 | News Story

Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma, and now Hurricane Maria have had devastating effects on communities of working people, displacing families and bringing entire regions’ operations to a halt.