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 26, 2023 | News Story

The approximately 165 doctors employed by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (“Mount Sinai”) at Elmhurst Hospital this week ended their unfair labor practice strike after 3 days, with the doctors saying that Mount Sinai finally bargained in good faith and made movement that was sufficient fo

May 19, 2023 | News Story

Across New York City, resident physicians, alongside their nursing coworkers, are at the center of patient care in our hospitals. Elmhurst physicians are ready to strike if Mount Sinai does not agree to award them parity in salary and benefits with Mount Sinai Hospital resident physicians.

May 12, 2023 | News Story

Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR) resident physicians at three essential safety net hospitals in Queens are poised to strike over their employers' continued bad faith bargaining and failures to make meaningful movement towards their demands, which include living wages and patient care prop

May 5, 2023 | News Story

NYSNA nurses from New York Presbyterian-Brooklyn Methodist picket outside of the hospital in Park Slope on Thursday to call out attacks on safe staffing and quality care standards.

May 5, 2023 | News Story

More than 160 resident physicians at Elmhurst Hospital, one of the city’s largest public hospitals and ground zero of New York’s COVID pandemic response, voted to authorize a strike if they do not reach a deal on raises and hazard pay, the Com

Apr 28, 2023 | News Story

Friday, April 28, 12PM: 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 rec

Apr 28, 2023 | News Story

The NYC CLC, representing 300 unions and 1.3 million members including more than one million registered voter households across New York City, yesterday announced its first round of endorsements for the 2023 New York City elections.

Apr 28, 2023 | News Story

Represented by the Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), almost 300 physicians employed by the MediSys Health Network (“Medisys”) at Jamaica and Flushing Hospitals could go on strike if MediSys refuses to agree to their urgent demands around a living wage, adequate benefits, and patient care.

Apr 28, 2023 | News Story

On Wednesday the AFL-CIO released its 32nd annual report, Death on the Job: The Toll of Neglect, a national and state-by-state profile of worker safety and health.