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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Apr 17

Save the date for the 2020 installation of Organizing 2.0!

Dec 13, 2019 | News Story

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Nov 27, 2019 | News Story

Hundreds were arrested and thousands more demonstrated at airports nationwide on one of the busiest travel days in the U.S.—the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. The protests were led by airline catering workers who provide inflight food and beverage services for all major U.S.

Nov 27, 2019 | News Story

On Monday, at the Amazon fulfillment center on Staten Island, hundreds of fed-up Amazon workers went public with their protest of inhumane job conditions, and demands that the online retail giant increase break time and provide free Metrocards for public buses.

Dec 6, 2019 | News Story

The TWU Local 100 Executive Board, comprised of elected union officers from all divisions, yesterday voted 42-4 in favor of an agreement reached after months of negotiations with the MTA.

Dec 6, 2019 | News Story

The first significant storm of the season brought a test for New York City’s snow equipment — and it failed, says the head of the city’s mechanics’ union.

Aug 30, 2019 | News Story

As we prepare to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Labor Day as a federal holiday, it's important to reflect on who we are as working people, what we’ve achieved together, and the challenges that lie ahead.

Aug 29, 2019 | News Story

2019 NYC Labor Day Parade Chair Ernest Logan worked in NYC public schools for nearly 25 years before joining the staff of the Council of School Supervisors & Administrators in 1997 as a field service representative.

Aug 20, 2019 | News Story

As a graduate of the University of Oregon with a degree in journalism, Elizabeth (Liz) Shuler, like many young people today, pieced together part-time jobs, lived at home and struggled to find decent work in the early 1990s.

Jun 12

While we may see many different chemical terms on a daily basis, we may not always know what they mean. What is deflagration? Propagation? Oxidization? What is a Kst constant? Most importantly, what do these terms mean for our health and safety on the job?