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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Sep 23, 2022 | News Story

Our 2022 Labor Day Parade highlights video is here! Check out all your favorite unions and union members below!

Sep 23, 2022 | News Story

Union members from Communications Workers of America Local 1101 rallied with supporters outside Con Edison headquarters near Union Square Wednesday as the energy giant is reportedly planning to drop a union contract in favor of cheaper labor.

Sep 16, 2022 | News Story

Thank you to all who joined us last Saturday! The 2022 Labor Day Parade and March was a joyous return to Manhattan's famed Fifth Avenue after three long years, and a fitting commemoration of the first American Labor Day Parade right here in NYC 140 years ago.

Sep 16, 2022 | News Story

On Thursday, rail companies and union leaders reached a tentative deal that will avert a strike

Sep 16, 2022 | News Story

This week, the NY Times Guild and NY Times Tech Guild delivered to the leadership of The New York Times the names of nearly 1,300 NewsGuild member employees who have signed a pledge to continue to work remotely this week, the first week the Company wanted employees back in the office.

Sep 16, 2022 | News Story

Responders and survivors of 9/11 are suffering and dying from cancers and other illnesses caused by toxic exposures from the tragedy 21 years ago.

Sep 9, 2022 | News Story

Saturday, September 10th, 10AM: The New York City Labor Day Parade and March is returning to Fifth Avenue for the first time since 2019!

Sep 9, 2022 | News Story

Workers aboard the Staten Island Ferry are sounding alarms about a staffing crisis they say has made it difficult to keep the iconic passenger boats running on time.

Sep 9, 2022 | News Story

Workers at a John Catsimatidis-owned oil company who were fired after they went on strike last year must be offered their jobs back, according to a settlement between the firm and the National Labor Relations Board.

Sep 11, 2022 | News Story

This weekend, we honor the memories of all those who tragically lost their lives 21 years ago on September 11th, including the more than than 600 who were members of New York City unions.