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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The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, legislation which will make it possible for tens of millions of workers to exercise our freedom to freely and fairly form a union and bargain together.
After two years of bargaining, graduate workers at Columbia University (GWC-UAW 2110) are set to go on strike on Monday, March 15th at 10am if the University does not agree to a fair contract. Last spring, 96% of student workers voted 96% yes to authorize a strike.
With the NLRB ballot count completed, the Queens Defenders Union, UAW 2325 has been certified as the bargaining representative of the professional employees of Queens Defenders by a vote of 46-12.
During 2018 and 2019, New York City School Safety Agents confiscated 2,701 weapons that were being brought into schools.
Musicians marked a grim anniversary this week: it's been a year since the NYC music industry shut down, leaving most musicians without pay and benefits for the past 12 months, including the musicians of the Metropolitan Opera, New York Philharmonic, NYC Ballet, all of Broadway.
– “Reading of the Names” by workers, actors, writers, artists from around the world –
Join us on Thursday, March 25, 6pm as we commemorate the lives lost during the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire of 1911. #TriangleFire #WeRemember
On Sunday, President Biden made perhaps the strongest public statement in support of the right of workers to organize that any American President has made in memory, denouncing
School Safety Agents are the frontline in keeping NYC students and the school community safe. They routinely confiscate weapons and keep those who could harm students outside the school doors. They nurture and maintain the safe environment necessary for our kids to learn and thrive.
Actors' Equity Association, representing actors and stage managers in live theatre, asked that New York State begin vaccinating arts workers following Governor Andrew Cuomo's announcement that venues, including theaters, would open up to 33% capacity for indoor performances in April.