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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Apr 15, 2022 | News Story

Actors’ Equity Association has filed with the NLRB to bargain on behalf of the actors and stage managers on the national tour of Broadway’s Waitress, which is running concurrently with a unionized tour.

Apr 15, 2022 | News Story

After Tuesday's horrific attack in the Brooklyn subway, transit workers, members of Transport Workers Union Local 100 helped passengers escape to safety, and their heroic quick thinking likely sa

Apr 21

Teamsters have been on strike at a Brooklyn oil terminal for one year in a fight for a first union contract.

Apr 8, 2022 | News Story

Over the past month, thousands of union members across NYC and the nation signed petitions, wrote letters and called our senators. And now…we celebrate!

Apr 8, 2022 | News Story

More than 50 nail salon workers, mostly immigrant women of color, gathered along with supporters in Zuccotti Park yesterday morning for a lively rally in support of the proposed New York Nail Salon Minimum Standards Council Act.

Apr 8, 2022 | News Story

By now we've all celebrated the Staten Island Amazon workers' incredible victory in their NLRB election last week, but are you sure you're read allllll the takes? To make sure you don't miss anything, here's a roundup of just some of the best for your convenience:

 

Apr 8, 2022 | News Story

Organized labor did what it does best this week, standing shoulder to shoulder from the Bronx to Brookhaven during the State's Climate Action Council meetings this week.

Apr 8, 2022 | News Story

Earlier this week, The White House announced the Biden-Harris Action Plan for Building Better School Infrastructure, which includes a grant program investing federal money in repairing outdated school infrastructure and replacing it with climate-friendly upgrades.

Mar 25, 2022 | News Story

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. Inadequate fire escapes, locked doors, and an overall disregard for worker safety contributed to the tragedy.

Mar 11, 2022 | News Story

Nearly a year after New York approved a historic fund for undocumented immigrants and other non-traditional workers shut out of unemployment benefits