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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Mar 27

Join the Office of the NYC Comptroller for our inaugural Workers’ Rights Convening. Co-hosted with the New York City Central Labor Council, the theme of the first Workers' Rights Convening will be focused on Building Worker Power and will take place on Wednesday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Mar 8, 2024 | News Story

The Carbon Free and Healthy Schools Campaign of Climate Jobs New York co-hosted a rally at City Hall with Council Member Sandy Nurse on March 1st.

Mar 14

Calling all women interested in pursuing a career in the construction trades!

Feb 23, 2024 | News Story

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) has released its annual construction fatality report, “Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State.” The repor

Feb 16, 2024 | News Story

On Tuesday, thousands of Flight Attendants from Alaska, Air Wisconsin, United, American, Southwest, Frontier and more, picketed outside more than 30 airports worldwide including NYC's LaGuardia.

Feb 16, 2024 | News Story

The National Council of Actors’ Equity Association voted unanimously to authorize a strike against The Broadway League for work on the Development Agreement.

Feb 9, 2024 | News Story

FIFA on Sunday announced that the Host Region of New York New Jersey (NYNJ) was awarded the rights to host the FIFA World Cup 26 Final and seven other matches throughout the tournament at New York New Jersey Stadium (MetLife Stadium) in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

Feb 6, 2024 | News Story

The New York City Labor Movement welcomes FIFA's announcement that the 2026 Men’s World Cup final will be held in New York/New Jersey. The nation’s greatest and most diverse workforce stands ready to welcome fans to the world’s biggest game.

Jan 26, 2024 | News Story

Retail worker members of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU) rallied with elected allies in Herald Square yesterday for a rally announcing the