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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Jun 25, 2021 | News Story

n recent weeks, hundreds of members and allies of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, the union representing the Metropolitan Opera’s stagehands and skilled craftspeople, gathered in person in front of Lincoln Center to protest the opera company locking out its workers.

Jun 25, 2021 | News Story

In a giant step forward for all New York patients, nursing home residents, nurses and healthcare workers, legal mandates are now in place to set and enforce staffing standards at every hospital and nursing home in New York, regardless of whether the facility is public or private, not-for-profit o

Jun 25, 2021 | News Story

More than a thousand coal miners at Warrior Met Coal are now in the third month of their strike in the right-to-work state of Alabama.

Jun 24, 2021 | Press Release

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May 28, 2021 | News Story

On Wednesday, members of Laborers Local 79 gathered with supporters and elected officials for a rally at 28th Street and 11th Avenue to fight back against body shops, which prey on people returning home from incarceration and leverage workers' parole mandates of maintaining employment as a condit

May 21, 2021 | News Story

On Saturday, Laborers Local 79, NY Communities for Change, labor and community allies marched for safe and responsible development.

May 14, 2021 | News Story

Hundreds of union members and supporters rallied yesterday in front of Lincoln Center Plaza to reject the union busting tactics of Metropolitan Opera House General Manager Peter Gelb and the Metropolitan Opera House Association and demand a fair contract for all Met artists.

May 14, 2021 | News Story

The Department of Interior’s approval of the Vineyard Wind Project, the first large-scale offshore wind project in the U.S., puts into action the Administration’s promise to build a green new economy with good family-sustaining union job

May 7, 2021 | News Story

Governor Cuomo this week signed the NY HERO Act, giving an array of essential workers in New York new on-the-job protections. The bill, which was sponsored by state Sen.