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.

More about this issue:

May 1

Silica:

Why It's So Hazardous to Workers and 

What We're Doing About It

Apr 25, 2014 | News Story

On Monday, April 20th hundreds of Build Up NYC members and supporters gathered at Brooklyn Borough Hall to call for the creation and protection of good jobs, and the maintenance of park space for residents.

Apr 22

Build Brooklyn Bridge Park &
Watchtower Properties responsibly!

Tuesday, April 22 at 3:30pm
 
Take the R, 2, 3, 4, or 5 train to Borough Hall/Court Street stop.

@buildupnyc
 

May 1

"May Day is about all workers,” said Vincent Alvarez, president of the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO.

Apr 28

Every April 28, the Labor Movement reflects on men and women who lose their lives while on the job.  Join labor leaders and fellow activists to commemorate their sacrifice and march to honor their memory.

Apr 24

Tell Children’s Place to pay the full $8 million it owes to Bangladesh factory collapse victims!

Mar 31

Cesar Chavez Day

March 31, 2014

Cesar Chavez fought for equal working conditions for farmworkers in California.

Chavez instituted:

Better Pay

Collective Bargaining

Mar 25, 2014 | Press Release

Group Highlighted Recent Tragedies in Harlem, Bangladesh and Vietnam as Need

for  Continuation of Fight for Workers’ Rights