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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Jan 24

Wednesday, January 24, 10AM: What is a Recovery Ready Workplace (RRW)? In this forum, participants will be introduced to the Recovery Ready Workplace approach to preventing substance misuse and addiction and to supporting workers who are struggling.

Jan 5, 2024 | News Story

Workers at City World Ford in the Bronx are on strike! In July, the workers voted unanimously to unionize with UAW Local 259. Management has repeatedly ignored requests for information and dates to bargain, so the members voted unanimously to authorize a strike starting yesterday.

Dec 26, 2023 | News Story

This year, the whole world watched as workers across New York City and across the country came together in an unprecedented wave of activism and solidarity.

Dec 22, 2023 | News Story

Healthcare workers with the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) and Communications Workers of America District 1 (CWA D1), joined by other healthcare unions and labor leaders, held a rally and press conference Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to prioritize safe staffing, ahead of a crucial

Dec 15, 2023 | News Story

Governor Kathy Hochul this week announced a new $45 million Apprenticeship and Pre-Apprenticeship Clean Energy Training Initiative. This initiative will expand the capacity of labor organizations to offer training as a pathway to clean energy careers.

Dec 1, 2023 | News Story

Transport Workers Union Local 100 is mourning the tragic death of Track Worker Hilarion Joseph, 57, who was working as a Flagger at 34th Street and Herald Square when he was struck by a D Train at approximately 12:13 AM on the morning of November 29th.

Nov 17, 2023 | News Story

Registered apprenticeships are good for employers and good for working people. Employers develop a highly skilled workforce, and working people get paid work experience, classroom learning and a pathway to success.

Nov 17, 2023 | News Story

As the holiday shopping season gets underway, the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union (RWDSU), has issued a statement urging workers be treated with dignity and respect from in-store shopping to e-commerce warehousing, from farm to table and everything in between:

Nov 10, 2023 | News Story

Two of New York City’s largest and most important mass transit construction projects are set to begin thanks to federal funding grants recently announced by the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Nov 3, 2023 | News Story

A six-week wave of strikes that hobbled the three largest U.S. automakers has resulted in tentative contract agreements that, if ratified, will give autoworkers their biggest pay raises in decades.