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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On Wednesday, April 28, the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) held a Workers’ Memorial Day event to honor those who have died or suffered injuries or illnesses (including COVID-19) while on the job, to recognize th
Striking workers at United Metro Energy Corp. (UMEC) rallied Tuesday alongside other Teamster locals for fair wages and benefits.
Teamsters Local 804 and supporters rallied outside UPS's Laurelton, Queens distribution center on Wednesday to demand the company bring back wrongly fired part-time workers. Earlier this month UPS terminated 10 part-time workers of color who declined to work overtime.
On Tuesday, NYCOSH hosted a press conference with labor unions and private attorney Robert E. Grey, report author, to call for policy changes to the workers’ compensation system. The report estimated that 250,000 workers got COVID-19 on the job, but only 21,000 applied for workers’ compensation.
As the weather warms up, Local 802 is feeling optimistic about the reopening of NYC. It's feeling safer to perform music and see NYC audiences return, even though it’s starting small.
New York lawmakers this week passed legislation mandating extensive new workplace health and safety protections in response to the COVID crisis. The New York Health and Essential Rights Act, or NY HERO Act, sponsored by state Sen.
Yesterday, dozens of supporters including fellow NYC union members, elected officials and candidates stood with members of Teamsters Local 804 at the UPS facility in Springfield Gardens, supporting ten part-time workers unjustly fired by UPS, including two pregnant women who need healthcare cover
Local 1500 is proud to welcome the employees of Foragers Market to the UFCW family. On Wednesday, the employees of the DUMBO Brooklyn Foragers location did exactly what their counterparts from the Chelsea location did last week: unanimously vote in favor of being represented by Local 1500!
The re-opening of NYC live music, arts and culture is continuing as the New York Philharmonic gave its first public performance after a historic hiatus of more than 13 months. Orchestra members are covered under a union contract with Local 802.
On Wednesday, just ahead of Earth Day, the United Federation of Teachers, District Council 37, 32BJ SEIU, the New York City Building and Construction Trades Council, the New York City Central Labor Council, Climate Jobs NY and others launched the Carbon Free and Healthy Schools campaign.