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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Sep 10, 2021 | News Story

t takes a team. That’s the anti-OPTO (One-Person Train Operation) message TWU Local 100 shared with media and elected officials during the recent subway power outage and the incredible flooding that came days later.

Sep 7, 2021 | Press Release

“We are grateful to Governor Hochul for her strong leadership as we continue to battle the COVID variants, and for taking action to keep workers safe.

Sep 6, 2021 | News Story

Today, we observe Labor Day by recognizing all working people for their contributions to our nation and giving them a chance to enjoy a well-earned rest and time with their loved ones.

Sep 3, 2021 | News Story

New York City's first responders, transportation workers, sanitation workers, health care workers, utility workers and more were once again there when we needed them most, as Ida's remnants caused massive flooding across the boroughs on Wednesday night.

Sep 3, 2021 | News Story

Brooklyn Borough President and Democratic Mayoral nominee Eric Adams joined Laborers Local 79 recently for a Laborers Fight Back rally in the Bronx, sending a clear message that we need good jobs in our communities.

Sep 7

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followed by Important updates from the WTC Health Program


Dr. Michael Crane

Medical Director, World Trade Center Health Program, Clinical Center of Excellence at Mount Sinai

Aug 20, 2021 | News Story

Hotel rooms should be cleaned every day. That’s what hotel guests have come to expect and love. But as tourism comes roaring back, Hilton wants to end this standard and eliminate housekeepers’ jobs.

Aug 20, 2021 | News Story

The essential workers at United Metro Energy Corporation in Brooklyn, New York have been on strike since mid-April. The oil terminal workers are fighting for their first union contract after joining Teamsters Local 553 in 2019.

Aug 13, 2021 | News Story

State Senators Julia Salazar and Jabari Brisport, Assemblymember Emily Gallagher, and striking essential workers rallied outside of the United Metro Energy oil terminal Tuesday amid a 113-day strike.

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.