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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Aug 13, 2021 | News Story

Actors’ Equity Association reached a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with Off-Broadway League, the employers' guild for Off-Broadway theatre.

Aug 13, 2021 | News Story

After experiencing a summer of intense storms and wildfires throughout the country, it is crucial that we show support for the offshore wind industry that will create good union jobs and help address the climate crisis.

Aug 6, 2021 | News Story

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is seeking public comment on a proposed sale notice for the offshore wind energy areas in the NY Bight, far off Nassau County's shores (see image).

Aug 6, 2021 | News Story

Actors’ Equity Association reached an agreement with the Broadway League on COVID safety protocols for the Production Contract— the contract on which Broadway actors and stage managers work.

Aug 10

Join immigrant essential workers at United Metro Energy for a rally with local elected officials as they continue their strike for fair wages and benefits for their families.

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

More than a thousand United Mine Workers of America members and supporters have once again carried their ongoing strike against Alabama’s Warrior Met Coal to New York City.

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

Faith activists recently delivered a letter to all 50 U.S. Senators calling on them to pass the PRO Act, making it easier for workers to form a union.

Jul 30, 2021 | News Story

August 5, 6 & 7: Every year, UALE sponsors 4 regional “women’s schools”. These programs typically last between 4 and 5 days, and include classes and workshops on a variety of labor-related topics.

Sep 21

September 21: The 2021 Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit will bring together newly established state Climate Jobs coalitions, labor leaders, union climate activists, environmental and environmental justice advocates, clean-energy developers, policymakers, scientists, and al

Jul 23, 2021 | News Story

On Monday, July 19, the IBEW hosted a webinar with nearly 700 IBEW officers, local union business managers, staff, and rank-and-file members to hear from U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm about the Biden Administration's push for a bipartisan infrastructure bill.