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 28, 2017 | News Story

This week, members of RWDSU who work at the Main Street Car Wash in Queens rallied outside their workplace to protest management’s refusal to bargain in good faith.

Apr 28, 2017 | News Story

Today, workers gathered together to commemorate Workers’ Memorial Day with a Day of Action  remembering workers who lost their lives on the job over the past year, and recommitting to the fight for workplace safety.

Apr 21, 2017 | News Story

This week, Spectrum/Time Warner workers, members of IBEW Local 3, remain on strike.

Apr 4, 2017 | News Story

This afternoon we stood with the Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York to commemorate 100 years of service protecting the men and women of New York City, and to remember the hardworking firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Dec 8, 2017 | News Story


Apr 28

Mourn for the dead, fight for the living

Join NYCOSH, the NYC CLC, BuildUpNYC, and AFSCME Local 2507 for a day of action as we remember those we have lost and recommit to better safety training and working conditions.

A flyer is attached below.


Mar 15, 2017 | News Story

This week, Winter Storm Stella hit New York City, suspending above-ground train service and keeping many New Yorkers at home for the day. Despite the weather, lots of workers headed to their jobs to keep NYC running.

Mar 17, 2017 | News Story

This week, the NYC CLC, District Council 37, and Teamsters Local 237 joined with elected officials, housing advocates, and community members to rally at City Hall against federal budget cuts that would significantly defund the New York City Housing Authority.

Mar 16, 2017 | News Story

Continuing our celebration of Womens’ History Month, we are proud to honor the work of Cecilia “Cece” Borcherding, Executive Board Member of the Utility Workers Union of America, Local 1-2. Cece is the product of a hard-working union household.

Mar 10, 2017 | News Story

This week, IATSE Local 829, United Scenic Artists, announced a historic inaugural contract agreement with the Off-Broadway League.  The three-year agreement protects workers’ wages and industry standards.