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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Jul 23, 2021 | News Story

Amazon founder and billionaire Jeff Bezos has sparked a flurry of criticism this week after thanking his workers for paying for his flight into space. RWDSU President Stuart Applebaum said the comments by Bezos were obscene.

Jul 20, 2021 | News Story

Workers’ rights are under attack.

Our outdated labor laws have been chipped away and weakened by anti-worker legislators. Every day, we hear about corporations openly union-busting and retaliating against working people without consequence.

Jul 16, 2021 | News Story

Actors' Equity Association has partnered with the National Energy Management Institute (NEMI), the ventilation, indoor air quality and air balancing arm of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) workers to release a new model ventilation standard for li

Jul 16, 2021 | News Story

Our outdated labor laws are no longer strong enough to protect us in the workplace. High-profile corporations openly union-bust without facing consequences. Anti-worker lawmakers have passed wage-killing and racist right to work laws in 27 states.

Jul 9, 2021 | News Story

After nearly round-the-clock negotiations at the end of June that lasted into the July 4th holiday weekend, negotiators for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local One (stage and shop crew members) and the Metropolitan Opera have reached a tentative agreement for a new cont

Jul 9, 2021 | News Story

On Wednesday, New York City held a ticker-tape parade to honor the essential workers who helped the city through the COVID-19 pandemic. The Hometown Heroes Parade kicked off at 11 a.m.

Jul 9, 2021 | News Story

There’s still time to enroll for the Fall 2021 semester at SLU. If you have participated in some of SLU’s public programs, you have already been introduced to some of the School’s renowned faculty.

Jul 9, 2021 | News Story

On July 10, 1896, 38-year-old Henry Miller, founder and president of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, was the head lineworker for the Potomac Light & Power Company in Washington, DC.

Jul 2, 2021 | News Story

On Tuesday, United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm came to New York City to discuss ways to build a clean energy economy and create good-paying, union jobs. As part of the visit, she sat down at a roundtable with union leaders and workers organized by Climate Jobs NY.