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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Jun 28

Join Toxic Free NYC for a town hall on mold and what New York City can do to protect tenants and combat this hazardous micro-organism!

Jun 13

Active shooter incidents are becoming all too common, and workplaces can be a target of these often fatal events. Workers need to know how to best respond to these unpredictable and rapidly-evolving situations.

May 19, 2017 | News Story

On Tuesday, May 16, the New York City District Council of Carpenters teamed up with the Northeast Regional Council of Carpenters for their annual NY State lobby day.

May 12, 2017 | News Story

On Wednesday afternoon,

May 18

Join IBEW Local 3 members on strike at Spectrum Cable/Charter Communications for a rally to protect their pensions & benefits. Fair Contract NOW!

 

May 12, 2017 | News Story

On Tuesday, just days after the House passed its disastrous healthcare bill, House Speaker Paul Ryan visited Success Academy on Lenox Ave. in Harlem.

May 12, 2017 | News Story

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.

Sep 9

For Unions and Friends of Labor


LABOR MASS

WE CELEBRATE THE DIGNITY OF THE WORKER

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 8:30 AM
(Parade Kicks-Off 10:00 AM)