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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Mar 22, 2024 | News Story

Monday, March 25, 11:30AM Music, 12PM Program Start: On March 25, 1911, 146 workers—mostly young, immigrant women—were killed in a horrific fire at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory at Washington Place and Greene Street in lower Manhattan.

Apr 25

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 job, to recognize the sacrifices made by all essenti

Mar 22, 2024 | News Story

The national AFL-CIO this week hosted the first-ever AFL-CIO lobby day exclusively centered on women’s issues in the workforce and beyond.

Mar 15, 2024 | News Story

On Wednesday, March 13, Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH)/ Northwell) nurses held a speak-out in front of their hospital and announced that they authorized their executive committee to call a strike if management fails to bargain a fair contract that protects care for Staten Island patient

Mar 15, 2024 | News Story

On the front lines of climate change in the Bronx, labor unions and environmental advocates recently held a press conference supporting the “

Mar 15, 2024 | News Story

The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) gathered with other labor leaders, including AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond, and union members across the labor movement in front of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday to call on Congress to pass the Protect Our Letter Carriers Act.

Mar 27

Join the Office of the NYC Comptroller for our inaugural Workers’ Rights Convening. Co-hosted with the New York City Central Labor Council, the theme of the first Workers' Rights Convening will be focused on Building Worker Power and will take place on Wednesday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Mar 8, 2024 | News Story

The Carbon Free and Healthy Schools Campaign of Climate Jobs New York co-hosted a rally at City Hall with Council Member Sandy Nurse on March 1st.