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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Aug 12, 2022 | News Story

AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler on this week’s Senate victory for working people:

Today the Senate passed legislation that will transform the lives of working families at every level, and we urge the House of Representatives to pass this bill swiftly and send it to President Biden’s desk.

Aug 5, 2022 | News Story

New York City’s neglect for its Staten Island Ferry mariners, who have been working for the last 11 years without a contract, impacted other working New Yorkers this week when the system suffered service disruptions due to understaffing caused by the NYC Department of Transportation's failure to

Aug 5, 2022 | News Story

UPS workers across the country — including 14 locations in the New York region — rallied this week to launch the Teamsters contract campaign, a one-year effort to inform and mobilize members to win the strongest possible contract at UPS.

Aug 5, 2022 | News Story

On July 27, Governor Hochul announced the procurement of up to 2GW of offshore wind capacity for projects; supply chain investment plans (SCIP) of $300-450 million to fund localize component manufacturing and ports; utilization of meshed ready offshore grid connection for projects; and a workforc

Aug 3, 2022 | Press Release

It’s inexcusable that New York City commuters are having to pay the price for the NYC Department of Transportation’s failure to resolve a contract for more than 11 years.

Jul 29, 2022 | News Story

Teamsters at UPS held a rally Thursday after multiple workers were sent to the emergency room with heat exhaustion last week. The company refuses to install fans in trucks or adequate ventilation in sortation facilities.

Jul 29, 2022 | News Story

Union members worked together across the labor movement to win many important victories for working people last year.

Jul 22, 2022 | News Story

A safe workplace includes not only protocols related to day-to-day occurrences, but ensuring there are plans in place in case of emergencies.