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 3, 2023 | News Story

NYSNA Health+Hospitals/Mayorals nurses held a system-wide day of action including a rally and speakout along with candlelight vigils yesterday to mark the expiration of their contract at 11 city-run hospitals.

Mar 3, 2023 | News Story

We join Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) and Reps. Bobby Scott (Va.) and Brian Fitzpatrick (Pa.) in their call to pass the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act. Working people are sick of corporations raking in record profits while we can barely support our families.

Feb 24, 2023 | News Story

Resident physicians at Montefiore Medical Center, one of the largest teaching hospitals in New York City, celebrated yesterday after learning that they had successfully won union representation with a supermajority of 82% voting in favor of joining the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR/SEIU

Feb 24, 2023 | News Story

Resident physicians and fellows at Elmhurst Hospital, represented by the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR/SEIU), held a rally on Tuesday to bring attention to what they believe is Mount Sinai’s inequity in the treatment of healthcare workers and to call for a fair contract to benefit thems

Feb 21

Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU members at Elmhurst Hospital will hold a rally demanding patient and healthcare worker equity on Tuesday February 21, 2023 from 5 pm - 6 pm.

Feb 10, 2023 | News Story

President Biden gave his annual State of the Union address Tuesday night. AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler weighed in:

Feb 10, 2023 | News Story

Labor and Civil rights leaders gathered Thursday night for the NYC CLC's annual Labor and Civil Rights event, a panel in which they engaged in a vibrant discussion of the role of the Labor Movement in the fight for racial, social, and economic justice.

Feb 3, 2023 | News Story

President Biden was in NYC on Tuesday announcing a $292 million Mega grant to help complete an early phase of the Hudson Tunnel project, part of the Gateway Program.

Jan 25, 2023 | News Story

Wednesday, January 25, 5PM to 8PM: Please join us for the launch of Cornell ILR’s new Climate Jobs Institute! New York and the nation’s transition to a climate-friendly, decarbonized economy is historic and monumental.

Jan 20, 2023 | News Story

To commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, hundreds of NYSNA nurses from New York City Health+Hospitals (NYC H+H)/Mayorals held a speak-out and march on NYC H+H corporate headquarters with the message: We are nurses and we demand health equity.