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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Dec 15, 2023 | News Story

Governor Kathy Hochul this week announced a new $45 million Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Clean Energy Training Initiative. This initiative will expand the capacity of labor organizations to offer training as a pathway to clean energy careers.

Dec 1, 2023 | News Story

Transport Workers Union Local 100 is mourning the tragic death of Track Worker Hilarion Joseph, 57, who was working as a Flagger at 34th Street and Herald Square when he was struck by a D Train at approximately 12:13 AM on the morning of November 29th.

Nov 17, 2023 | News Story

Registered apprenticeships are good for employers and good for working people. Employers develop a highly skilled workforce, and working people get paid work experience, classroom learning and a pathway to success.

Nov 17, 2023 | News Story

As the holiday shopping season gets underway, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), has issued a statement urging workers be treated with dignity and respect from in-store shopping to e-commerce warehousing, from farm to table and everything in between:

Nov 10, 2023 | News Story

Two of New York City’s largest and most important mass transit construction projects are set to begin thanks to federal funding grants recently announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Nov 3, 2023 | News Story

A six-week wave of strikes that hobbled the three largest U.S. automakers has resulted in tentative contract agreements that, if ratified, will give autoworkers their biggest pay raises in decades.

Nov 3, 2023 | News Story

The New York City Council passed landmark legislation on Thursday establishing

Nov 3, 2023 | News Story

New York State is about to submit its plan to the Federal Government to spend nearly $1 BILLION on broadband deployment and we need to make sure our recommendations are included in the plan.

Nov 3, 2023 | News Story

The General Election is Tuesday, November 7, and early voting is running through Sunday, November 5th!

Oct 27

Through November 2: Season 12 of the Workers Unite Film Festival kicks off Friday, October 27th to November 12th. Catch 50-plus films live at Cinema Village theater (22 East 12th St) from 10/27-11/2, with a selection of films available online 11/3-11/10.