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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Jan 7, 2021 | Press Release

January 7, 2021, New York, NY - This week, working families across our city and nation were witness to one of the darkest days in our history, as a violent mob stormed the U.S.

Dec 23, 2020 | News Story

Today, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union’s (RWDSU), announced that by a vote of 88% to 12%,

Dec 31, 2020 | News Story

As we come to the end of an unprecedented year in our city and our nation’s history, we’re taking a look back at all that we’ve accomplished as a city labor movement in the face of previously unimaginable obstacles. 

Jul 12, 2021 | News Story

(Updated 7/12/21) The Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to have significant effects not only on the health of New Yorkers but on the economy as a whole. With businesses forced to close, workers in all industries are facing unprecedented economic uncertainty.

Dec 18, 2020 | News Story

NYC fast food workers will get increased protections under two bills that passed in the City Council yesterday. The two bills will increase protections for workers at large fast food companies, expanding upon worker protection laws passed in 2017.

Dec 18, 2020 | News Story

Are you interested in learning more about climate change and offshore wind development on Long Island? Please let us know to include you in the next Climate Jobs NY Education Fund's event. The events are in partnership with The Worker Institute, The ILR School, Cornell University.

Dec 4, 2020 | News Story

Approximately 200 nurses at Montefiore New Rochelle hospital participated in an Unfair Labor Practice strike this week, demanding safe staffing and a voice in patient care.

Dec 4, 2020 | News Story

The fight against COVID-19 is one that we can win if we work together. Each and every one of us knows to wear a mask, wash our hands and keep a social distance. These simple steps can keep our communities safe. But did you know you can add your phone to the fight against COVID-19?

Nov 20, 2020 | News Story

This week marked an important step forward in securing good family-sustaining, community-supporting union jobs in the offshore wind industry.

Nov 20, 2020 | News Story

When you buy union, you're supporting good jobs in American communities, jobs that provide living wages and benefits, safe working conditions, and dignity and respect for work. Look for these quality products, produced by union members, when preparing for your Thanksgiving feast.