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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May 13, 2022 | News Story

Across the country, we are seeing a great resurgence in worker organizing. Workers are striking in record numbers and winning uphill battles against corporate giants.

May 6, 2022 | News Story

North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) and Ørsted, the U.S. leader in offshore wind energy, announced a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) to construct the company’s U.S. offshore wind farms with an American union workforce.

May 1

It's been two years since the pandemic started. The pandemic disproportionately impacted Black and brown communities, many were pushed to the frontlines as essential workers to provide for their families and our communities.

Apr 29, 2022 | News Story

New York City workers, labor leaders, elected officials, clergy and community members gathered yesterday at City Hall Park to mark Workers’ Memorial Day, honoring dozens of workers who have died or suffered illness or injuries while on the job in our City over the past year.

Apr 29, 2022 | News Story

This week, UFCW Local 1500 members from Foragers Market announced that they have voted to ratify their inaugural contract, which runs for 2 years.

Apr 29, 2022 | News Story

About 1,500 workers at an Amazon sorting center on Staten Island are eligible to vote this week in an election that could produce the second union at the company in the United States. Votes at the smaller facility, known as LDJ5, will be counted beginning next Monday.

Apr 28, 2022 | Press Release


Event Honors New York City Workers Who Died or Suffered Injuries or Illnesses on the Job


Apr 26, 2022 | News Story

The 2022 edition of Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, released by the AFL-CIO this week, marks the 31st year the AFL-CIO has produced a report on the state of safety and health protections for America’s workers.

Apr 22, 2022 | News Story

Thursday, April 28, 12PM: Please Join the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, and the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) for our annual Workers’ Memorial Day event to honor those who have died or suffered injuries or illnesses while on the jo

Apr 22, 2022 | News Story

Essential workers marked one year on strike with a rally at City Hall yesterday, calling on Mayor Adams to stop doing business with their union-busting employer.